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Lima Family History

Lima Name Meaning
Spanish: of uncertain derivation; possibly from lima ‘file’.Portuguese: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river of this name (of pre-Roman origin, probably akin to a Celtic element lemos, limos ‘elm’).

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

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Name Distribution of Lima Families

  • Number of Lima families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lima families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lima last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lima Family Origin

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Lima Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lima

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Lima Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lima census records

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Lima Civil War Service Records

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