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Shimp Family History

Shimp Name Meaning
Perhaps an Americanized form of German Schimpp, a variant of Schimpf.

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

45,181 Historical Documents with Shimp on Ancestry.com
8,460 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,668 Military Records
308 Immigration Records
8,550 Census and Voter Lists
26,195 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shimp Families

  • Number of Shimp families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shimp families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shimp families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shimp census records

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Shimp Family Origin

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Shimp Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Shimp

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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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Shimp Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shimp census records

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Shimp Civil War Service Records

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