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

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    2%

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

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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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