Jim Name Meaning

Chinese : Cantonese variant of Zhan. This name is common in Hawaii.

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


Similar surnames: Jin, Lim, Kim, Ji, Sim, Yim, Im, Jia, Yip, Jing

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Jim Family Origin

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Jim Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jim family was Cook. The most common Jim occupation in the USA was Miner. 18% of Jim's were Miners. Miner, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jim.

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  • Miner

    18%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Cook

    7%

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Jim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jim census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Jim. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jim. For the veterans among your Jim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jim Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Jim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Jim in 1955 was 41, and 64 in 2004.

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