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Zemmerman Family History

Zemmerman Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Lemmerman, Zimmerman, Timmerman, Zimmermann, Immerman, Ammerman

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Where is the Zemmerman family from?

You can see how Zemmerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zemmerman family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zemmerman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1861 there were 2 Zemmerman families living in Perthshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Zemmerman's in Scotland. Perthshire had the highest population of Zemmerman families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zemmerman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zemmerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zemmerman. 16% of Zemmerman men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Zemmerman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zemmerman were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Zemmerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zemmerman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 357 immigration records available for the last name Zemmerman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 138 military records available for the last name Zemmerman. For the veterans among your Zemmerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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