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Zimmel Family History

Zimmel Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Ziml a pet form of Simon . Austrian German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with Old High German sigu ‘victory’ (Sigismund for instance) or a pet form of Simon (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Himmel, Rimmel, Immel, Kimmel, Simmer, Rammel, Zimpel, Imel, Kimmer

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Where is the Zimmel family from?

You can see how Zimmel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zimmel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zimmel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 33 Zimmel families living in Wisconsin. This was about 69% of all the recorded Zimmel's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Zimmel families in 1880.
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What did your Zimmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zimmel. 32% of Zimmel men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Zimmel women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zimmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimmel 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 365 immigration records available for the last name Zimmel. 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 238 military records available for the last name Zimmel. For the veterans among your Zimmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zimmel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Zimmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Zimmel in 1962 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

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