Start your family tree now Is your surname Gomez?
There are already 2,457 users and over 5,000 genealogy profiles with the Gomez surname on Geni. Explore Gomez genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Gomez Genealogy and Gomez Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index

Create your Family Tree.
Discover your Family History.

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!
view all


About the Gomez surname

This popular surname is of Old Spanish origin, and is a patronymic form of the surname from the personal name "Gomo", which is itself a pet form of "Gomesano", composed of Old Spanish elements meaning "man, path", plus the patronymic suffix "-ez", son of, which derives from a Latin genitive, "-ici", denoting affiliation. Gomez is also cognate with the English surname Gomme, which originates from the Olde English "guma", iddle English "gome", man. Early examples of the surname in Spanish Church Registers include: the christening of Juan Gomez (Solis) on December 1st 1535, at Nuestra Senora La Antiqua, Valladolid; the christening of Maria, daughter of Anton and Ines Gomez, on May 8th 1558, also at Nuestra Senora La Antiqua; and the marriage of Pedro Gomez to Catalina Garcia, on November 19th 1572, at San Sebastian, Villapalacios, Albecate. In England, Horace, son of Narozo and Emma Gomez, was christened on September 16th 1858, at St. Pancras, London. A Coat of Arms granted to a Gomez family of Castille, depicts on a silver shield, a green pine tree on a green terrasse, with two black wolves rampant facing each other against the tree trunk. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Maria Gomez (la Pareja), which was dated 1521, marriage to Lorenzo Suarez de Figneroa, at Belacazar, Cordoba, Spain, during the reign of King Charles 1 of Spain, 1516 - 1556. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Read more:

Earliest references to Gomez surname in Spain are found in Andalusian chronicles regarding the Banu Gomez, a powerful family that rose to prominence in the 10th century as counts in Saldaña, Carrión and Liébana.

Read more:ómez