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About the study
Researching the GUYMER surname world wide
GYMER, GOYMER, GAYMER, GOYMOUR, GUYMORE, GYMAR
The surname of GUYMER was derived from the Old German 'Wigmar' a name meaning 'battle-famous'. The name was probably brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, from whence it spread throughout England. Early records pf the name mention Gyomarus (without surname) who was recorded in the year 1100 in County Norfolk. Robertus filius Guimer was documented in County Yorkshire in the year 1204. Guiomarus filius Warnerii, 1210, Yorkshire
Historical occurrences of the name
The greatest occurrence of the surname was centred around Norfolk, England during the 1800s with small off shoots in the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire borders and Maldon, Essex. It is thought likely that the GAYMER surname centred in Cambridgeshire and the GOYMER surname centred in Suffolk are connected. Hopefully the DNA study will help to determine! The greatest distribution of the GUYMER name is now in Australia.