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Shimko Family History

Shimko Name Meaning

Americanized form of Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia Serbia and Croatia) Šimko (see Simko ). Belorussian Ukrainian Rusyn and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of a personal name equivalent to Simon . For Christians this personal name is based on the Polish form Szymon or on the Hungarian pronunciation of the Biblical name. For Jews it is based on the Yiddish form Shimen. Americanized form of Polish Szymko: from a pet form of the personal name Szymon Polish form of Simon .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Simko, Sirko, Shimkus, Sinko, Shimon, Klimko, Simo, Shimek, Schimke

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Where is the Shimko family from?

You can see how Shimko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shimko family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Shimko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Shimko family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Shimko's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shimko families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shimko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shimko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shimko. 33% of Shimko men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Shimko women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shimko were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Labor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shimko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shimko 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 182 immigration records available for the last name Shimko. 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 935 military records available for the last name Shimko. For the veterans among your Shimko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shimko lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Shimko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Shimko in 1941 was 68, and 69 in 2004.

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