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

Mumme Early Origins



The surname Mumme 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 Mumme 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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Mumme Early History


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Mumme Early History



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

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Mumme Spelling Variations


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Mumme Spelling Variations



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

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Mumme Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mumme Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mumme 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:

Mumme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jul Mumme, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]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)
  • Joh Herm Heinr Franz Mumme, who landed in America in 1845 [1]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)

Mumme Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C.A.H. Mumme, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mumme (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mumme (post 1700)



  • Friedel Mumme, actress

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Mumme Family Crest Products


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