Sim Name Meaning

Scottish and Dutch: from the personal name Sim, a short form of Simon. Korean: variant of Shim. Indonesian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lim, Simm, Sam, Sem, Simo, Sik, Rim, Si, Sima, Siem

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Sim Family Origin

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Sim Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sim family was Farming. The most common Sim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Sim's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sim.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Sim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sim 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sim. 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 Sim. For the veterans among your Sim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sim Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Sim in 1952 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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