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Prussia, Germany is the ancestral home of the Zimmer family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Zimmer is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a in Prussia.

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The surname Zimmer 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zimmer 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 Zimmer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zimmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Zimmer were

Zimmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johan Jacob Zimmer arrived in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Johan Jacob Zimmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Wilhelm Zimmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Philip Zimmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Matthais Zimmer, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1749


Zimmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • M Zimmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Georg Ametius Zimmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • M A Zimmer, who landed in America in 1833
  • Jacob Zimmer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Phillipp, III Zimmer, who landed in North America in 1836


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  • Richard Zimmer (b. 1944), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1982-87; Member of New Jersey State Senate, 1987-91; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1991-97
  • Nicholas D. Zimmer, American Democrat politician, Supervisor of Bangor Township, Bay County, Michigan, 1921-23; Defeated, 1923 (Union), 1933 (primary)
  • Michael E. Zimmer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940
  • Melvin N. Zimmer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 120th District, 1975-91
  • J. Eugene Zimmer, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County 1st District, 1941-44
  • Jon E. Zimmer, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 5th District, 1994
  • Harry T. Zimmer Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1958
  • Harry Zimmer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1928
  • George M. Zimmer, American politician, Representative from Michigan 4th District, 2012; U.S. Taxpayers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012
  • Ed Zimmer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2000

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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Zimmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zimmer 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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