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

The Dutch surname Timmerman shares the same root as the German surname Zimmer, from the German for "carpenter." In the northern part of Germany, especially between Bremen and Königsberg, which borders the Netherlands and where a dialect of Low German very similar to Dutch was spoken, the surname Zimmer appears as Timmer.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Timmer, Timmers, Timmermann, Timmerman, Timmermans and many more.

First found in Bettingerode near Brunswick, where Conrad Tymberman was recorded in 1332. Records for the year 1350 mention one named Timberlaghs from Haldensleben.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timmerman research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Timmerman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Timmerman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Timmerman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Jan Cornelisz Timmerman, who landed in New York, NY in 1639
  • Gunne Turckelson Timmerman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1649
  • Turckelson Timmerman, who arrived in Delaware in 1649
  • Dirck Jansz Timmerman, who arrived in New York in 1650

Timmerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johan Peter Timmerman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Koenraet Timmerman, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Willem Timmerman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Matys Timmerman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Jacob Timmerman, who arrived in New York in 1715-1716


Timmerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Francis Timmerman, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Berent Timmerman, aged 47, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Hendrick Timmerman, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Henry Timmerman, aged 19, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Mannes Timmerman, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1847


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  • Adam Larry Timmerman (b. 1971), American retired NFL football guard
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman (b. 1953), American journalist, political writer, and conservative Republican activist
  • George Bell Timmerman Jr. (1912-1994), American politician, 105th Governor of South Carolina from 1955 to 1959
  • Lawrence J. Timmerman (1878-1959), American Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors from 1936 to 1959, eponym of Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport
  • William "Bill" Timmerman, American Chairman, President and CEO of SCANA Corporation
  • George Bell Timmerman Sr. (1881-1966), United States federal judge
  • Petronella Johanna de Timmerman (1723-1786), Dutch poet and scientist
  • Gert Jan Timmerman (b. 1956), Dutch chess player
  • Sergeant Grant Frederick Timmerman (1919-1944), United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944


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  • The Descendants of Lieut. Henry Timmerman of Herkimer County, New York By Carolyn Timmerman Sidenius.
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The Timmerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Timmerman 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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