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Mims Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Mimms (North and South Mimms) in Hertfordshire, most probably derived from an ancient British tribal name, Mimmas.

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


Similar surnames: Nims, Mies, Mis, Mars, Tims, Eis, Riis, Biss, Mick, Bies

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Mims Family Origin

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Mims Family Occupations

What did your Mims ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mims family was Farming. The most common Mims occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Mims's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mims.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mims ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mims Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mims. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mims 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 Mims. 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 Mims. For the veterans among your Mims ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mims Life Expectancy

What is the average Mims lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mims life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mims in 1940 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mims

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mims ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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