The surname Immers is toponymic, that is, it is derived from the name of the place where the original bearer once lived or held land. This type of name was often assigned to the bearer after he had moved from the place into new region. In this case, the place name would have been derived from the old German word "immer" which implied a stretch of water. Many places take their name from this root word, such as Immer in Lower Saxony
, Immersberg in Baden-Würtemberg, and Immerseiben in Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Immers family
The surname Immers was first found in Switzerland
, where Immers emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of these regions. Among early mentions of the name is Michael Immer, who was a Lutheran parish priest in Bayreuth from 1536 to 1545.
Early History of the Immers family
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Immers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Immer, Immers, Immerman, Immermann, Immler and others.
Early Notables of the Immers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Immers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rosina Immer and Ursula Immer, who emigrated from Baden in 1746 and 1769; however their ports of arrival in America were uncertain. Johann Immer immigrated to Philadelphia in 1819. Bernard Immerman landed in New York in 1833.