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The Zimmerle family originated in the German state of Prussia. As hereditary surnames were adopted in that area beginning in the 12th century, people were often identified by the kind of work they did. Zimmerle is an occupational name for a in Prussia.

Zimmerle Early Origins



The surname Zimmerle 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.

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Zimmerle Spelling Variations


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Zimmerle Spelling Variations



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

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Zimmerle Early History


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Zimmerle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zimmerle 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 Zimmerle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zimmerle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zimmerle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zimmerle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Zimmerles to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Zimmerle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Lorentz Zimmerle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Wilhelm Zimmerle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Anna Margaret Zimmerle arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1766

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zimmerle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zimmerle (post 1700)



  • Dominik Zimmerle, American visual effects specialist, known for his work on The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Iron Man 3 (2013)

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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Zimmerle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zimmerle 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 8 July 2014 at 09:22.

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