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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.

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


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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. 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.

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