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Nims Name Meaning

It is most probably an altered from of German Nimtz (see Nemetz). It has also been suggested that it may be an Anglicized form of French Nîmes, and so a habitational name from the city of this name. However, the evidence in support of this hypothesis seems to depend largely on the similarity in spelling.

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


Similar surnames: Nies, Mims, Niss, Nice, Hils, Rim, Diss, Riis, Ris, Nimz

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Nims Family Origin

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Nims Family Occupations

What did your Nims ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nims occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Nims's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nims. A less common occupation for the Nims family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    2%

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Nims Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Nims Life Expectancy

What is the average Nims lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nims life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Nims in 1945 was 25, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nims 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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