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The distinguished German surname Mumma 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 "Mumma" is most common.

Mumma Early Origins



The surname Mumma 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 Mumma family was an integral part of the society of the region, playing a crucial role in its development during the early Middle Ages.

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Mumma Spelling Variations


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Mumma Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mumm, Mumma, Mumme, Mum and others.

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Mumma Early History


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Mumma Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mumma research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1492, 1695, and 1799 are included under the topic Early Mumma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mumma Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mumma Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mumma Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mumma Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederich Mumma, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Jacob Mumma, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Margaret Mumma, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Peter Mumma, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Mumma Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Benjamin Meyers Mumma, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Georgiana Mumma, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1910
  • H. A. Mumma, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Archie Mumma, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Marvin Mumma, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mumma (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mumma (post 1700)



  • Walter Mann Mumma (1890-1961), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Rear Admiral Morton Claire Mumma (b. 1904), American Commander of the USS Sailfish (SS-192) in 1940, recipient of the Navy Cross
  • Gordon Mumma (b. 1935), American composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mumma Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mumma Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 January 2014 at 16:24.

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