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Rim Family History

Rim Name Meaning

Swiss German: perhaps an altered form of Riem, a topographic name for someone who lived on a long narrow strip of land. Korean: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Kim, Ram, Lim, Ris, Reim, Sim, Riehm, Crim, Rom, Grum

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Where is the Rim family from?

You can see how Rim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rim families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Rim families living in Texas. This was about 35% of all the recorded Rim's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Rim families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rim. 36% of Rim men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Rim women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rim were Clerk and Maid.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Cook
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Nurse
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rim 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Rim. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rim. For the veterans among your Rim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rim lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Rim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rim in 1964 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

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