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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : reduced form of Widmer.
  • German : occupational name from Middle High German wimmer ‘wine maker’.
  • German : nickname from Middle High German wim(m)er ‘knotty growth on a tree trunk’.
  • German : variant of Weimer 2.
  • English : from the Old English personal name Winemǣr, a compound of wine ‘friend’ + mǣr ‘famous’.

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