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Kime Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Keim . English (Lincolnshire): habitational name from North and South Kyme (Lincolnshire). The placename probably derives from Old English cymbe ‘depression hollow’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kice, Kimm, Hime, Kimble, Kane, Kuse, Kiene, Ibe, Kile, Pine

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Where is the Kime family from?

You can see how Kime families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kime family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kime families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Kime families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Kime's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kime families in 1840.
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What did your Kime ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kime. 24% of Kime men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Kime women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kime were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Kime. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kime census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kime. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Kime. For the veterans among your Kime ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kime lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kime life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Kime in 1958 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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