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Zimmermann Family History

Zimmermann Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a carpenter Middle High German zimberman (a compound of zimber zim(m)er ‘timber wood’ + man ‘man’) German Zimmermann.

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

Similar surnames: Timmermann, Timmerman, Biedermann, Zimmer, Eiermann, Liermann

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Where is the Zimmermann family from?

You can see how Zimmermann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zimmermann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zimmermann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 30 Zimmermann families living in London. This was about 59% of all the recorded Zimmermann's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Zimmermann families in 1891.
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What did your Zimmermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Zimmermann. 100% of Zimmermann men worked as a Bank Clerk and 75% of Zimmermann 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bank Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Zimmermann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimmermann 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Zimmermann. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Zimmermann. For the veterans among your Zimmermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zimmermann lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Zimmermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Zimmermann in 1945 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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