Zimmermann Family History

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Zimmermann Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a carpenter, Middle High German zimbermann (a compound of zimber, zim(m)er ‘timber’, ‘wood’ + mann ‘man’), German Zimmermann.

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

Similar surnames: Timmermann, Timmerman, Biedermann, Zimmer, Eiermann, Liermann

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Zimmermann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Zimmermann name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Zimmermann. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Zimmermann Family Origin

Where is the Zimmermann family from?

Zimmermann Family Occupations

What did your Zimmermann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zimmermann. A less common occupation for the Zimmermann family was Saloon Keeper. The most common Zimmermann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Zimmermann's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Zimmermann Historical Records

What Zimmermann family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Zimmermann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zimmermann 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Zimmermann. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Zimmermann. For the veterans among your Zimmermann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zimmermann Life Expectancy

What is the average Zimmermann lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Zimmermann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Zimmermann in 1945 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zimmermann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zimmermann 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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