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Zimmern Family History

Zimmern Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Zimmer, Zimmers, Limmer, Wimmer, Kimmer, Simmer, Zimmel, Dimmer

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Where is the Zimmern family from?

You can see how Zimmern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zimmern family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zimmern families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 3 Zimmern families living in Maryland. This was about 27% of all the recorded Zimmern's in USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Zimmern families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zimmern surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zimmern ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zimmern. 100% of Zimmern men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Zimmern women worked as a Secretary. .

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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 1940

  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
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What Zimmern family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 479 census records available for the last name Zimmern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimmern 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 569 immigration records available for the last name Zimmern. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 79 military records available for the last name Zimmern. For the veterans among your Zimmern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zimmern lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Zimmern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Zimmern in 1966 was 81, and 87 in 2003.

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