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Nimmer Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Nimmer Westphalia derived from a prehistoric word nim nam with a probable meaning of ‘marsh’. South German: from the personal name Nidmar composed of Old High German nīt ‘hostility’ + māri ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Limmer, Wimmer, Kimmer, Hilmer, Simmer, Kummer, Timmer, Dimmer

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Where is the Nimmer family from?

You can see how Nimmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nimmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nimmer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 17 Nimmer families living in Lancashire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Nimmer's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Nimmer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nimmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nimmer. 22% of Nimmer men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Nimmer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nimmer were Manager and Housewife. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    32%
  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Farm Laborer
    22%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nimmer 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 281 immigration records available for the last name Nimmer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Nimmer. For the veterans among your Nimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nimmer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Nimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nimmer in 1960 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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