Shimmin Family History

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Shimmin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Símín, a patronymic from a Gaelic pet form of Simon.

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

Similar surnames: Philbin, Shevlin, Shimon, Simkin, Shimko, Shimkus, Shimek, Simmons

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Shimmin Family Origin

Where is the Shimmin family from?

Shimmin Family Occupations

What did your Shimmin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shimmin. A less common occupation for the Shimmin family was Keeping House. The most common Shimmin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Shimmin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Day Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Shimmin Historical Records

What Shimmin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Shimmin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shimmin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shimmin. 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 870 military records available for the last name Shimmin. For the veterans among your Shimmin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shimmin Life Expectancy

What is the average Shimmin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Shimmin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shimmin in 1958 was 66, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shimmin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shimmin 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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