The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Gummert family. Gummert is a local
name. Gummert 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.
Early Origins of the Gummert family
The surname Gummert 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.
Early History of the Gummert family
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Gummert 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 Gummert 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 Gummert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gummert family to the New World and Oceana
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 Gummerts to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Gummert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Christian Gummert, who arrived in America in 1778 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)