Zimmerman Family History

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Zimmerman Name Meaning

Americanized or Jewish spelling of Zimmermann.

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


Similar surnames: Simmerman, Zimmermann, Immerman, Timmerman, Kinderman, Ammerman

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Zimmerman Family Origin

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Zimmerman Family Occupations

What did your Zimmerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zimmerman family was Carpenter. The most common Zimmerman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Zimmerman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zimmerman.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Zimmerman Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Zimmerman Life Expectancy

What is the average Zimmerman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Zimmerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Zimmerman in 1940 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zimmerman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zimmerman 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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