Gumaer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Gumaer family is Bavaria. Gumaer is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.
Early Origins of the Gumaer family
The surname Gumaer 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.
Important Dates for the Gumaer family
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Gumaer 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 Gumaer 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.
Early Notables of the Gumaer family (pre 1700)
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Gumaer migration to the United States
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gumaer or a variant listed above:
Gumaer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter Gumaer, who settled in Maryland in 1685
- Peter Gumaer, who landed in Maryland in 1685 
Contemporary Notables of the name Gumaer (post 1700)
- Peter E. Gumaer, American politician, Mayor of Port Jervis, New York, 1916 
- G. Stuart Gumaer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Cayuga County, 1929, 1930 
- Alfred W. Gumaer, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1885 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html