Nimmer Family History

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Nimmer Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Nimmer, Westphalia, derived from a prehistoric word nim, nam, with a probable meaning of ‘marsh’. South German: from the personal name Nidmar, composed of Old High German nit ‘hostility’ + mar ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Limmer, Wimmer, Kimmer, Hilmer, Simmer, Kummer, Timmer, Dimmer

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Nimmer Family Origin

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Nimmer Family Occupations

What did your Nimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nimmer. The most common Nimmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Nimmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nimmer family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nimmer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nimmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nimmer 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 281 immigration records available for the last name Nimmer. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nimmer. For the veterans among your Nimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nimmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Nimmer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Nimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nimmer in 1960 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nimmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nimmer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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