Zimmer Family History

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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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Zimmer Family Origin

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Zimmer Family Occupations

What did your Zimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Zimmer. 43% of Zimmer men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Zimmer women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zimmer were Labourer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Farmers Son
    8%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Zimmer Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Zimmer. 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 Card

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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Zimmer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zimmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zimmer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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