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Imes Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Americanized spelling of German Eimes, a patronymic from a short form of the Germanic personal name Agimo, formed with agi ‘point (of a sword or lance)’ (Old High German ecka).

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


Similar surnames: Ames, Imel, Ives, Simes, Himes, Ines, Haimes, Ambs, Kimes, Omer

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Where is the Imes family from?

You can see how Imes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Imes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Imes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Imes families living in Ohio. This was about 54% of all the recorded Imes's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Imes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Imes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Imes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Imes. 23% of Imes men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Imes women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Imes were Salesman and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    20%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Imes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imes 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Imes. 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 Imes. For the veterans among your Imes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Imes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Imes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Imes in 1948 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

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