The distinguished German surname Mumm comes from Friesland, now a district of Lower Saxony
. The name is derived from the Germanic personal name
"Mumma," now found only in Friesland, and means "son of Mumma." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Germanic word "mumm," meaning "to mutter." In this instance, the name would have been originally bestowed as a nickname
, most likely in the region of Swabia, where the spelling "Mumm" is most common.
Early Origins of the Mumm family
The surname Mumm was first found in various cities in northern Germany
, where the earliest instances of the name were recorded. The first known bearer was Nikolas Mumme, who lived in Hamburg from 1290 to 1305. The young Mumm family was an integral part of the society of the region, playing a crucial role in its development during the early Middle Ages.
Early History of the Mumm family
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Mumm Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Mumm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mumm family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mumm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Mumm, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 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 Mumm (post 1700)
- Reinhard Mumm (1916-1960), well-known German minister
- Phillip Mumm, co-founder with his two brothers of Mumm's, one of the largest Champagne producers worldwide