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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Gum family. Gum is a local name. Gum is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria, where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.

Gum Early Origins



The surname Gum was first found in Bavaria, where in ancient times the name Gummer came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's feudal society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the household acquired distant estates which in turn elevated their social status.

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Gum Spelling Variations


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Gum Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Gum include Gummer, Gumer, Gumme, Gumm, Gum, Guma, Gumma, Gummers, Gumers, Gumen, Guemel, Gummere, Gummen, Gummel, Gummle, Gumere, Gumen, Gumel, Gumle, Gummaer, Gumaer, Guemmer, Gommer, Guemer, Gomer, Guemmere, Guemmen, Guemmel, Gommere, Gommen, Gomere, Gomen, Guemel and many more.

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Gum Early History


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Gum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gum research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1688 is included under the topic Early Gum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gum Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Gums to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Gum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Humphry Gum, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Jon Gum Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Gum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Gum, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732

Gum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Gum, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

Gum Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Gum arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gum (post 1700)



  • William Mac Gum, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Washington County, 1947-53
  • W. H. Gum, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Greenbrier County, 1935-36

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Gum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 10:44.

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