Zimmerman family crest

The surname "Zimmerman" is of German origin and has an occupational or topographic meaning. It is derived from the German word "Zimmermann," which translates to "carpenter" in English. The name is derived from the Middle High German term "zimber," meaning "timber" or "wood," and "mann," meaning "man" or "person." During medieval times, "Zimmermann" referred to someone who worked as a carpenter or a builder of wooden structures. Carpenters were highly skilled craftsmen responsible for constructing houses, furniture, and various wooden objects. As a result, the surname Zimmerman often indicated a person's occupation as a carpenter. A noted bearer if the name is Bob Dylan, birth name Robert Zimmerman. There are 83,000 people living in the USA today with the familyname Zimmerman.

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