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Where did the German Wimer family come from? What is the German Wimer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wimer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wimer family history?

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wimer research. Another 306 words (22 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.

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Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wimer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wimer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Christoffel Wimer, who came to Philadelphia in 1754
  • Philip Wimer came to Virginia in 1771

Wimer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mathias Wimer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1851

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


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  • 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
  • Wanda J. Wimer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Mark Wimer, American Republican politician, Chair of Pendleton County Republican Party, 1973, 1983
  • John M. Wimer (1810-1863), American Democrat politician, Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, 1843-44, 1857-58; Postmaster at St. Louis, Missouri, 1845-49
  • Harry E. Wimer, American politician, Mayor of Sheridan, Wyoming, 1969-70


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  1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Wimer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wimer 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.

This page was last modified on 26 January 2016 at 09:27.

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