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Where did the German Zimerman family come from? What is the German Zimerman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Zimerman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Zimerman family history?The ancestral home of the Zimerman family is in the historic German region of Prussia. The name Zimerman is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word having to do with the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a in Prussia.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Zimerman include Zimmer, Zimmerle, Zimmerer, Zimmermann, Zimmerman, Zimerman, Timmer (northern Germany), Timmermann, Timmerman and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Germany and abroad, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Chronicles first mention the knight Hans von Zimmern, who signed his name Hans Zimmerlin, of Wuerttemberg around 1414.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zimerman research. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1672, 1685, 1730, 1766, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Zimerman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zimerman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Zimerman or a variant listed above:
Zimerman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Zimerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zimerman 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.
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