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ZIMMERMANN Origin of surname

ZIMMERMANN

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name derives from an occupation (also connected with raw material, finished product or implements associated with that trade).

Zimmermann is the German for "joiner/carpenter".

As a family name, it is also related to Zimmer, which means "room" in German, as well as Tischler, another German word for "joiner/carpenter", and similar occupational names.

Distinguished bearers of the Jewish family name Zimmermann include the 19th century Hebrew printer in Bratislava, Slovakia, Zimmermann, and in the 2oth century the American neuropathologist Harry M. Zimmermann, and the American composer and singer, Robert Zimmermann, who became world famous as the folk rock star Bob Dylan.

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ZIMMERMANN Origin of surname
ZIMMERMANN

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name derives from an occupation (also connected with raw material, finished product or implements associated with that trade).

Zimmermann is the German for "joiner/carpenter".

As a family name, it is also related to Zimmer, which means "room" in German, as well as Tischler, another German word for "joiner/carpenter", and similar occupational names.

Distinguished bearers of the Jewish family name Zimmermann include the 19th century Hebrew printer in Bratislava, Slovakia, Zimmermann, and in the 2oth century the American neuropathologist Harry M. Zimmermann, and the American composer and singer, Robert Zimmermann, who became world famous as the folk rock star Bob Dylan.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People