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Early Origins of the Limmer family

The surname Limmer was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Lymm by Baron Robert de Venables from Edward of FitzTezzo who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Limmer family

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Limmer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Limm, Lymm, Lime, Lymme and others.

Early Notables of the Limmer family

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United States Limmer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Limmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lionel Limmer, who arrived in New York in 1839 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Limmer (post 1700) +

  • Louis "Lou" Limmer (1925-2007), American Major League Baseball player
  • Francis E. Limmer, American politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan, 1970-73 [3]
  • Franz Limmer (1808-1857), Austrian composer, conductor and musical performer

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook