The ancestral home of the Gumper family was in the German state of Bavaria
. Gumper 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 Gumper family
The surname Gumper 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 Gumper family
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Gumper Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Gumper 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 Gumper family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gumper family to the New World and Oceana
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 Gumper or a variant listed above:
Gumper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Elias Gumper, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Gumper (post 1700)
- Frank J. Gumper, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html