Wimmer Family History

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Wimmer Name Meaning

German: reduced 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 2. English: from the Old English personal name Winem?r, a compound of wine ‘friend’ + m?r ‘famous’.

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


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

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Wimmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wimmer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wimmer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Wimmer Family Origin

Where is the Wimmer family from?

Wimmer Family Occupations

What did your Wimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wimmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Wimmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wimmer family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wimmer.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Wimmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Wimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wimmer 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 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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Draft Card

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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Wimmer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wimmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wimmer 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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