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Where did the German Wimer family come from? What is the German Wimer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wimer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wimer family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wimmer, Wimer, Wimmers (Duesseldorf, northern Germany) and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs, particularly in Vienna, and branched into many houses, playing important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as rival groups sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wimer research. Another 306 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1715, 1785, 1801, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Wimer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wimer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wimer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Christoffel Wimer, who came to Philadelphia in 1754
  • Philip Wimer came to Virginia in 1771

Wimer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Mathias Wimer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1851

Wimer Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Perl Wimer, aged 2, who arrived in America from Odessa, in 1905
  • Ethel Wimer, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • Martha Wimer, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Katharina Wimer, aged 16, who arrived in America from Tstvanfold Hungary, in 1911
  • George Wimer, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1912


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  • Ross Wimer, American architect
  • John M. Wimer (1810-1863), American postmaster and politician, 7th Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri (1843-1844)
  • Marie Wimer, American tennis player of the start of the 20th century, co-winner of the women's doubles at the US Women's National Championship in 1907
  • Randy Wimer (b. 1980), American Major League baseball player


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  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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The Wimer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wimer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 May 2014 at 09:11.

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