Zimmer/Zimmers/Zimmermans Family Genealogy

FAMILY ORIGINS

The Zimmer family resided in Eggersheim, Germany. The family was Roman Catholic.

EGGERSHEIM, GERMANY

The village of Eggersheim had just 122 people in 1794, 234 people in 1885, and 198 people in 1905. By 2010, the population rose to 232 people. By 1477, what is now federal highway 477 was already built by the Romans as a military and trade route and served as a link from Neuss to Zülpich. Eggersheim is now a part of Nörvenich. Like other villages in the area, it has been an agrictultural center for most of history.

SURNAME ORIGINS

The surname Zimmer is a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, either from Middle High German zim(b)er or "wood" (wooden building), or a shortening of Zimmerman.

The surname Cuepper was also spelled Kupper, Cupper, Cuper, Cupers, and Cueppers in the records. It may be a variant of kuper, which could be occupational names for either a barrel-maker or a coppersmith. Alternative,y it could derive from kupen or "to sulk", a Swiss-German nickname for a poorly tempered person.


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Surnames of those in my direct ancestral line appear in BOLD.


Descendants of Joannes Zimmer

1 Johannes Zimmer
..+ Margaretha Cueppers
........ 2 Anna Zimmer b: Abt. 1687 in Eggersheim m: Abt. 1705 in Eggersheim d: Aft. 1725 in Eggersheim
............+ Mathias "Theis" Vasbender b: Abt. 1683 in Eggersheim d: 1747 in Eggersheim
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........ 2 Niclas Zimmer b: June, 1688 in Eggersheim, Germany d: unknown
........ 2 Maria Zimmer b: Feb, 1697 in Eggersheim, Germany d: unknown
........ 2 Joannes Zimmer b: Nov, 1699 in Eggersheim, Germany d: unknown
............+ Caecilia Herrgadens (Hergadens/Hergaden)
........................ 3 Anna Margaretha Zimmer b: Nov., 1728 in Hochkirchen, Germany d: unknown
........................ 3 Anna Barbara Zimmer b: Aug. 27, 1739 in Hochkirchen, Germany d: unknown


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