Zimmel Family History

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Zimmel Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Ziml, a pet form of Simon. German (Austria): short form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German sigu ‘victory’ (Sigismund, for instance), or a pet form of Simon (see sense 1).

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


Similar surnames: Himmel, Rimmel, Immel, Kimmel, Simmer, Rammel, Zimpel, Imel, Kimmer

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Zimmel Family Origin

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Zimmel Family Occupations

What did your Zimmel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zimmel family was Farmer. Farming, Blacksmith and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zimmel. The most common Zimmel occupation in the USA was Farming. 40% of Zimmel's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

    40%
  • Blacksmith

    20%
  • Cigar Maker

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%

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

Zimmel Historical Records

What Zimmel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zimmel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimmel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Zimmel. 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 Zimmel. For the veterans among your Zimmel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zimmel Life Expectancy

What is the average Zimmel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Zimmel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Zimmel in 1962 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zimmel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zimmel 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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