Timmer Family History

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Timmer Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Low German timmer ‘timber’. from a reduced form of Thiemer, a variant of Dittmar. habitational name from any of several places called Timmern in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Simmer, Limmer, Wimmer, Immer, Timmel, Kimmer, Zimmer, Timmers

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Timmer Family Origin

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Timmer Family Occupations

What did your Timmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Timmer. 28% of Timmer men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Timmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Timmer were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper

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

Timmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Timmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Timmer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Timmer. 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 Timmer. For the veterans among your Timmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Timmer Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Timmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Timmer in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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