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Kimmer Family History

Kimmer Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a cooper from an agent derivative of Middle High German kimme ‘rim flange (on a tub)’ (see Kimm ). German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Chunibald formed with chunni ‘race people’ or kuoni ‘daring experienced’ + bald ‘bold brave’. English: variant of Kimber .

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

Similar surnames: Kummer, Krimmer, Wimmer, Kammer, Limmer, Kimmet, Kommer, Zimmer

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Where is the Kimmer family from?

You can see how Kimmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kimmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kimmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 14 Kimmer families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Kimmer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kimmer families in 1911.
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What did your Kimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kimmer. 27% of Kimmer men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Kimmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kimmer were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimmer 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 513 immigration records available for the last name Kimmer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 745 military records available for the last name Kimmer. For the veterans among your Kimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kimmer lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Kimmer in 1964 was 84, and 72 in 2004.

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