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Simmer Name Meaning

Scottish form of Summer. Americanized form of German Zimmer ‘carpenter’. German: habitational name from any of various places named Simmern, in Hesse, near Koblenz, and near Bingen. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from southern Yiddish zimer ‘summer’.

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


Similar surnames: Sommer, Timmer, Limmer, Summer, Zimmer, Nimmer, Wimmer, Immer, Kimmer

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Where is the Simmer family from?

You can see how Simmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simmer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Simmer families living in Ontario. This was about 26% of all the recorded Simmer's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Simmer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Simmer. 30% of Simmer men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Simmer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simmer were Carpenter and Servant.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Servant
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Simmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Simmer. For the veterans among your Simmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simmer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Simmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Simmer in 1947 was 45, and 59 in 2004.

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