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Timmerman Family History

Timmerman Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a carpenter or timber merchant from Middle Dutch timmer ‘timber’ + man ‘man’. Altered form of German Timmermann . This surname is also found as a rare immigrant name in 19th-century Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Timmermann, Zimmermann, Eilerman, Kitterman, Timmers, Wierman

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Where is the Timmerman family from?

You can see how Timmerman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Timmerman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Timmerman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Timmerman families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Timmerman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Timmerman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Timmerman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Timmerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Timmerman. 26% of Timmerman men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Timmerman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Timmerman were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Timmerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Timmerman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Timmerman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Timmerman. For the veterans among your Timmerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Timmerman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Timmerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Timmerman in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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