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GOMEZ - Name Meaning & Origin


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GOMEZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

This popular surname is a patronymic form of the given name, Gome or Gomo, meaning "man." Gomo is a pet form of Gomesano, composed of old Spanish elements meaning "man, path" plus the patronymic ending "-ez," signifying "son of." The English surname Gomme is similar, originating from the Old English guma, Middle English gome meaning "man."

Gomez is the 68th most popular surname in the United States and the 15th most common Hispanic surname.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname GOMEZ:

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FamilySearch - GOMEZ Genealogy
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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