Zimpel Family History

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Zimpel Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from Zimpel in Saxony. South German: variant of Zimpfer, which Brechenmacher derives from the personal name Symphorian, but which Bahlow believes to be an adjective meaning ‘finicky’, ‘squeamish’.

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

Similar surnames: Zimmel, Gimpel, Zimpfer, Zipper, Zindel, Tempel, Rempel, Gimbel

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Zimpel Family Origin

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Zimpel Family Occupations

What did your Zimpel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zimpel. 44% of Zimpel men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Zimpel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zimpel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimpel 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 382 immigration records available for the last name Zimpel. 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 489 military records available for the last name Zimpel. For the veterans among your Zimpel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zimpel Life Expectancy

What is the average Zimpel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Zimpel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Zimpel in 1964 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

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