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Gender: surname
Meaning: carpenter, timber, wood, man
Related Names: Zimmermann, Zimerman, Zymermann, Zimmerer, Zimerman, Cimerman, Cymerman, Cimermann, Timmerman, Timmermann

Length: 9 Gender: {{#if surname



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: zimmerman Origin: German,,, Jewish,, Meaning (no case): carpenter, timber, wood, man



The surname Zimmerman comes from the High Middle German zimer, meaning "wood" or "timber" and mann, meaning "man." The meaning, therefore, is "timber man" which refers to a carpenter. It was an occupational surname given to those who worked in the field of carpentry. Many of the people with this surname were Ashkenazim Jews.[1] The Zimmerman name can be traced back to Medieval Prussia.[1]

The original form of the name was Zimmermann. Variations such as Timmer and Timmerman come from northern Germany.[1]


According to, Zimmerman is the 290th most common surname in the United States. The highest concentration of people with the surname Zimmerman is in Pennsylvania, followed by Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida.[1]


  • Some of the first people with the surname Zimmerman to arrive in the United States landed in 1694.[1]
  • The real name of musician Bob Dylan was Robert Zimmerman.[1]



  • Arthur Augustus Zimmerman: athlete (born June 11, 1869)
  • Eric Zimmerman: artist
  • Jeff Zimmerman: baseball player (born August 9, 1972)
  • Patric Zimmerman: voice actor (born October 10, 1954)
  • Preston Zimmerman: soccer player (born November 11, 1988)
  • Roy Zimmerman: satire musician
  • Robert Allen Zimmerman: american musician (Bob Dylan)

Author: Sarena Ulibarri


Facts about ZimmermanRDF feed
Gender surname  +
Length 9  +
Meaning carpenter, timber, wood, man  +
Meaningnc carpenter, timber, wood, man  +
Name zimmerman  +
Origin German  +, and Jewish  +
Popularity 0  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Zimmermann  +, Zimerman  +, Zymermann  +, Zimmerer  +, Cimerman  +, Cymerman  +, Cimermann  +, Timmerman  +, and Timmermann  +
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