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Zimmer Family History

Zimmer Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, either from Middle High German zim(b)er, zimmer ‘wood’, ‘wooden building’ or a shortening of Zimmermann.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wimmer, Simmer, Kimmer, Timmer, Zimmel, Nimmer, Limmer, Sommer

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Where is the Zimmer family from?

You can see how Zimmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zimmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zimmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 53 Zimmer families living in London. This was about 60% of all the recorded Zimmer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Zimmer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zimmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Zimmer. 60% of Zimmer men worked as a Bricklayer and 77% of Zimmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zimmer were Retired and Housewife unpaid D T. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
    60%
  • Retired
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Housewife unpaid D T
    5%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Zimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimmer 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Zimmer. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Zimmer. For the veterans among your Zimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zimmer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zimmer in 1944 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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