Shimp Family History

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Shimp Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized form of German Schimpp, a variant of Schimpf.

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

Similar surnames: Schimp, Shamp, Shimel, Swimm, Simm, Slemp, Shimek, Shirk, Sipp, Shelp

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Shimp Family Origin

Where is the Shimp family from?

Shimp Family Occupations

What did your Shimp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shimp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Shimp's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shimp. A less common occupation for the Shimp family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Shimp Historical Records

What Shimp family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shimp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shimp 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 429 immigration records available for the last name Shimp. 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 Shimp. For the veterans among your Shimp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shimp Life Expectancy

What is the average Shimp lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shimp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Shimp in 1952 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shimp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shimp 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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