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Kimmer Family History

Kimmer Name Meaning

occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kimme ‘rim’, ‘flange (on a tub)’ (see Kimm 2). from a short form of the Germanic personal name Chunibald, formed with chunni ‘race’, ‘people’ or kuoni ‘daring’, ‘experienced’, + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’.

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


Similar surnames: Kummer, Krimmer, Wimmer, Kammer, Limmer, Kimmet, Kommer, Zimmer

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Where is the Kimmer family from?

You can see how Kimmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kimmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kimmer families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Kimmer families living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kimmer's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Kimmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kimmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kimmer. 27% of Kimmer men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Kimmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kimmer were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimmer 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 513 immigration records available for the last name Kimmer. 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 745 military records available for the last name Kimmer. For the veterans among your Kimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kimmer lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Kimmer in 1964 was 84, and 72 in 2004.

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