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Zimmerman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Zimmermann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Simmerman, Zimmermann, Immerman, Timmerman, Kinderman, Ammerman

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Where is the Zimmerman family from?

You can see how Zimmerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zimmerman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zimmerman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 74 Zimmerman families living in London. This was about 48% of all the recorded Zimmerman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Zimmerman families in 1891.
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What did your Zimmerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Zimmerman. 27% of Zimmerman men worked as a Tailor and 73% of Zimmerman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zimmerman were Clothing Mfg and Clerkwholesale Clothing. .

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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

  • Tailor
  • Incapacitated
  • Ladies Tailor
  • Clothing Mfg

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Clerkwholesale Clothing
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Census Records

There are 336,000 census records available for the last name Zimmerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimmerman 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Zimmerman. 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 68,000 military records available for the last name Zimmerman. For the veterans among your Zimmerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zimmerman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Zimmerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Zimmerman in 1940 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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