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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.

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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.

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


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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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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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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
  • Joh Herm Heinr Franz Mumme, who landed in America in 1845

Mumme Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C.A.H. Mumme arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"
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  • Friedel Mumme, actress
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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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