Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Gummo family. The Gummo surname evolved as a local name for a family that 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 Gummo family
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 Gummo family
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Early Notables of the Gummo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gummo family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gummo or a variant listed above: Georg Gumer and Thomas Gumer both of whom were recorded as having arrived in Virginia in 1642; Peter Gumaer settled in Maryland in 1685; Louis Guemel arrived in Louisiana in 1719.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gummo (post 1700)
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