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GOMPERTZ Origin of surname

GOMPERTZ, GOMPERTS, GOMPERS, KOMPERT, KUMPERT, GUMPERTZ, GUMPRECHT, GUMPEL, GIMPEL, GIMBEL, GOMPERZ, GUMBEL

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a toponymic (derived from a geographic name of a town, city, region or country). Surnames that are based on place names do not always testify to direct origin from that place, but may indicate an indirect relation between the name-bearer or his ancestors and the place, such as birth place, temporary residence, trade, or family-relatives.

The Jewish surnames in this group are related to the old German personal name Gundbert. Gumpert was frequently added to the Hebrew names Ephraim and Mordecai in the 14th century, and it appears as a Jewish family name at the end of the 16th century. Gumprecht Kassel, also known as Aaron Ben Jehuda Ha-Levi, was a 15th century Hebrew poet. Markus (Mordechai) Gumperts, son of Salomo Ben Mordechai Gumpel, was a 17th century rabbi in Kleve, Germany. David Gumpert, of the same family was a community leader. Elias Gumpertz was a 17th/18th century German mint master. Marcus Gumperz of Vienna Austria, visited the Leipzig fair in Germany in 1696. In the 20th century the name Gomperts is recorded as a Jewish family name with David Gomperts from Surinam, who was a victim of the Nazis during World War II.

Distinguished bearers of Jewish family names in this group include the English poet Isaac Gompertz (1774-1856); the English-born American trade unionist Samuel Gompers (1850-1924), president of the American Federation of Labor; the 18th century German rabbinical author Jakob Ben Issachar Baer Cleve Gomperz; the Austrian laryngologist Benjamin Gomperz (1861-1935); the German physician, philanthropist and author, Aaron Ben Salman Gumperz (1723-1769), also known as Gumpertz, and the 19th/20th century Talmud scholar and German community leader, Hermann Gumpertz. In the 20th century Gumbel is recorded as a Jewish surname with the German soldiers Max and Paul Gumbel, who died in World War I, and Gumpel with their comrade Bruno Gumpel, who shared the same fate. John Gumprecht of Hamburg was another German Jewish soldier who died in World War I.
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GOMPERTZ Origin of surname
GOMPERTZ, GOMPERTS, GOMPERS, KOMPERT, KUMPERT, GUMPERTZ, GUMPRECHT, GUMPEL, GIMPEL, GIMBEL, GOMPERZ, GUMBEL

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a toponymic (derived from a geographic name of a town, city, region or country). Surnames that are based on place names do not always testify to direct origin from that place, but may indicate an indirect relation between the name-bearer or his ancestors and the place, such as birth place, temporary residence, trade, or family-relatives.

The Jewish surnames in this group are related to the old German personal name Gundbert. Gumpert was frequently added to the Hebrew names Ephraim and Mordecai in the 14th century, and it appears as a Jewish family name at the end of the 16th century. Gumprecht Kassel, also known as Aaron Ben Jehuda Ha-Levi, was a 15th century Hebrew poet. Markus (Mordechai) Gumperts, son of Salomo Ben Mordechai Gumpel, was a 17th century rabbi in Kleve, Germany. David Gumpert, of the same family was a community leader. Elias Gumpertz was a 17th/18th century German mint master. Marcus Gumperz of Vienna Austria, visited the Leipzig fair in Germany in 1696. In the 20th century the name Gomperts is recorded as a Jewish family name with David Gomperts from Surinam, who was a victim of the Nazis during World War II.

Distinguished bearers of Jewish family names in this group include the English poet Isaac Gompertz (1774-1856); the English-born American trade unionist Samuel Gompers (1850-1924), president of the American Federation of Labor; the 18th century German rabbinical author Jakob Ben Issachar Baer Cleve Gomperz; the Austrian laryngologist Benjamin Gomperz (1861-1935); the German physician, philanthropist and author, Aaron Ben Salman Gumperz (1723-1769), also known as Gumpertz, and the 19th/20th century Talmud scholar and German community leader, Hermann Gumpertz. In the 20th century Gumbel is recorded as a Jewish surname with the German soldiers Max and Paul Gumbel, who died in World War I, and Gumpel with their comrade Bruno Gumpel, who shared the same fate. John Gumprecht of Hamburg was another German Jewish soldier who died in World War I.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People