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The Timmerman family originated in the German state of Prussia. As hereditary surnames were adopted in that area beginning in the 12th century, people were often identified by the kind of work they did. Timmerman is an occupational name for a in Prussia.

Timmerman Early Origins



The surname Timmerman was 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.

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Timmerman Spelling Variations


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Timmerman Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Timmerman include Zimmer, Zimmerle, Zimmerer, Zimmermann, Zimmerman, Zimerman, Timmer (northern Germany), Timmermann, Timmerman and many more.

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Timmerman Early History


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Timmerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timmerman research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1672, 1730, 1778, 1644, 1693, 1685 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Timmerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Timmerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Timmerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Timmerman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Timmermans to arrive in North America, and among them 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Timmerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Timmerman (post 1700)



  • George Bell Timmerman Sr. (1881-1966), United States federal judge
  • William "Bill" Timmerman, American Chairman, President and CEO of SCANA Corporation
  • Lawrence J. Timmerman (1878-1959), American Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors from 1936 to 1959, eponym of Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport
  • George Bell Timmerman Jr. (1912-1994), American politician, 105th Governor of South Carolina from 1955 to 1959
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman (b. 1953), American journalist, political writer, and conservative Republican activist
  • Adam Larry Timmerman (b. 1971), American retired NFL football guard
  • George H. Timmerman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912
  • Mrs. George Bell Timmerman Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956
  • George Bell Timmerman Jr. (1912-1994), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1948, 1956; Governor of South Carolina, 1955-59
  • Frank Elbert Timmerman (b. 1900), American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Edgefield County, 1957-64
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Timmerman


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Suggested Readings for the name Timmerman



  • The Descendants of Lieut. Henry Timmerman of Herkimer County, New York By Carolyn Timmerman Sidenius.

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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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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