Prussia. The name Zimmerly is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word having to do with the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a in Prussia.
Early Origins of the Zimmerly family
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.
Early History of the Zimmerly family
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Early Notables of the Zimmerly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zimmerly family to the New World and Oceana
Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Zimmerly or a variant listed above:
Zimmerly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Zimmerly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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