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Shimer Family History

Shimer Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schimmer.Respelling of German Schimmer.

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

67,486 Historical Documents with Shimer on Ancestry.com
9,682 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,650 Military Records
411 Immigration Records
12,092 Census and Voter Lists
43,651 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shimer Families

  • Number of Shimer families
     66 - 129
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shimer families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shimer last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shimer census records

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Shimer Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Shimer families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Shimer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shimer families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Shimer

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Shimer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shimer census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Shimer ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Shimer Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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