Timmermann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Timmermann family is in the historic German region of Prussia. The name Timmermann 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. The name Zimmer means "room" or "chamber" while the derivative Zimmerman and its many variations are occupational names meaning carpenter, literally "room man."

Early Origins of the Timmermann family

The surname Timmermann 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.

Early History of the Timmermann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timmermann research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1672, 1730, 1778, 1644, 1693, 1685 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Timmermann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Timmermann Spelling Variations

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 Timmermann include Zimmer, Zimmerle, Zimmerer, Zimmermann, Zimmerman, Zimerman, Timmer (northern Germany), Timmermann, Timmerman and many more.

Early Notables of the Timmermann family (pre 1700)

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United States Timmermann migration to the United States +

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 Timmermann or a variant listed above:

Timmermann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Steff. Heinr. Timmermann, who settled in America in 1837
  • Steffen Heinr Timmermann, who arrived in America in 1837 [1]
  • Gerhard Timmermann, aged 21, who landed in Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • Henry Timmermann, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • Franz Jos Timmermann, who landed in America in 1847 [1]

Canada Timmermann migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Timmermann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Friederike Timmermann, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Henriette Timmermann, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Wilhelm Timmermann, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Timmermann (post 1700) +

  • Clark H. Timmermann, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904, 1908 [2]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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