Wimer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wimer family

The surname Wimer was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs, particularly in Vienna, and branched into many houses, playing important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as rival groups sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Wimer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wimer research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1715, 1785, 1801, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Wimer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wimer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wimmer, Wimer, Wimmers (Duesseldorf, northern Germany) and many more.

Early Notables of the Wimer family (pre 1700)

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Wimer Ranking

In the United States, the name Wimer is the 8,335th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Wimer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wimer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoffel Wimer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Philip Wimer, who settled in Virginia in 1771
Wimer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathias Wimer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1851 [2]
Wimer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Perl Wimer, aged 2, who arrived in America from Odessa, in 1905
  • Ethel Wimer, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • Martha Wimer, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Katharina Wimer, aged 16, who arrived in America from Tstvanfold Hungary, in 1911
  • George Wimer, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wimer (post 1700) +

  • Wanda J. Wimer, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [3]
  • Mark Wimer, American Republican politician, Chair of Pendleton County Republican Party, 1973, 1983 [3]
  • John M. Wimer (1810-1863), American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, 1843-44, 1857-58; Postmaster at St. Louis, Missouri, 1845-49 [3]
  • Harry E. Wimer, American politician, Mayor of Sheridan, Wyoming, 1969-70 [3]
  • Randy Wimer (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball player
  • Marie Wimer, American tennis player of the start of the 20th century, co-winner of the women's doubles at the US Women's National Championship in 1907
  • John M. Wimer (1810-1863), American postmaster and politician, 7th Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri (1843-1844)
  • Ross Wimer, American architect


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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