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Timm Family History

Timm Name Meaning

English: probably from an otherwise unrecorded Old English personal name, cognate with the attested Continental Germanic form Timmo. This is of uncertain origin, perhaps a short form of Dietmar. The personal name Timothy was not in use in England until Tudor times, and is therefore not a likely source of this surname, which is medieval in origin. North German and Dutch: from a short form of the medieval personal name Dietmar.

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

Similar surnames: Imm, Kimm, Pimm, Tamm, Simm, Emm, Ramm, Tice, Trim, Tite

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Where is the Timm family from?

You can see how Timm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Timm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Timm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Timm families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Timm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Timm families in 1911.
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What did your Timm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Timm. 50% of Timm men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Timm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Timm 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Timm. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Timm. For the veterans among your Timm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Timm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Timm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Timm in 1945 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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