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Wimmer Name Meaning

German: shortened form of Widmer . German: occupational name from Middle High German wimmer ‘wine maker’. German: nickname from Middle High German wim(m)er ‘knotty growth on a tree trunk’. German: variant of Weimer English: possibly from the Middle English personal name Winemer from Old English Winemǣr composed of elements wine ‘friend’ + mǣr ‘famous’. However there is little evidence that this has persisted as a surname and if it has it is likely to have been confused with Wymer .

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

Similar surnames: Limmer, Widmer, Nimmer, Hammer, Wicker, Kimmer, Summer, Wilmer

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Where is the Wimmer family from?

You can see how Wimmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wimmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wimmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 16 Wimmer families living in Lancashire. This was about 80% of all the recorded Wimmer's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Wimmer families in 1891.
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What did your Wimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Wimmer. 64% of Wimmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
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There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wimmer. 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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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Wimmer. For the veterans among your Wimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wimmer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wimmer in 1942 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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