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Timmerman, a common Dutch family name, "timmerman" meaning carpenter. In Mennonite history a number of Timmermans are found, in many cases not related to one another. Herman (de) Timmerman was a well-known Mennonite elder in Flanders. Cornelis Jentjes Timmerman was a Mennonite lay preacher at Harlingen in Friesland 1713 - d. 1765, who is said to have possessed a considerable library, which was auctioned after his death. In Prussia and particularly in the towns of Danzig and Königsberg, there lived also a number of Mennonite Timmermans, from the 18th century usually called Zimmerman(n). This Prussian Timmerman-Zimmerman family is obviously of Dutch descent.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Timmerman family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Timmerman_family_name&oldid=78186.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Timmerman family name. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Timmerman_family_name&oldid=78186.




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