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Early Origins of the Gomme family

The surname Gomme was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Gomme family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gomme research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1455, 1487, 1620, 1682, 1685, 1815 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Gomme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gomme Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gomm, Gumm, Gomme, Gom, Come, Com, Cumme, Cumm and others.

Early Notables of the Gomme family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Sir Bernard de Gomme (1620-1685), British military engineer, a Dutchman by birth born at Lille in 1620...
  • On the death of Sir Jonas Moore the younger in July 1682, Gomme was appointed surveyor-general of ordnance[1]...


Australia Gomme migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gomme Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Gomme (post 1700) +

  • Lady Alice Bertha Gomme (1853-1938), leading British folklorist and a pioneer in the study of children's games
  • Ms. Cynthia Joyce Gomme B.E.M., British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to Music and charity [3]
  • Arnold Wycombe Gomme (1886-1959), British classical scholar, Fellow of the British Academy (1947)
  • Sir (George) Laurence Gomme FSA (1853-1916), British folklorist


  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  3. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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