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Lim Family History

Lim Name Meaning
English: variant of Lum.Dutch: perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name, Lieman or Liemaar.Korean: variant of Im.Chinese : Fujian variant of Lin 1.Filipino: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

75,096 Historical Documents with Lim on Ancestry.com
39,539 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,395 Military Records
19,486 Immigration Records
10,356 Census and Voter Lists
4,320 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lim Families

  • Number of Lim families
     68 - 133
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lim families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lim families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Lim census records

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Lim Family Origin

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Lim Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Lim

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Lim Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lim census records

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Lim Civil War Service Records

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