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Shim Family History

Shim Name Meaning
Korean: there is only one Chinese character for the surname Shim. Some sources indicate that there are 63 different Shim clans, but only six can be documented. Each of these clans claims a different founding ancestor. The founding ancestor of at least one of them, the P’ungsan Shim clan, originated in China. Most of the other Shim clans came into being during the Koryo period (918–1392). Members of the Shim clans can be found throughout the Korean peninsula.

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

10,523 Historical Documents with Shim on Ancestry.com
3,900 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,206 Military Records
1,356 Immigration Records
3,082 Census and Voter Lists
979 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shim Families

  • Number of Shim families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shim families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shim families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Shim Family Origin

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Shim Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shim

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Shim Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shim census records

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Shim Civil War Service Records

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