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Sim Family History

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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Where is the Sim family from?

You can see how Sim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sim families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 3 Sim families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Sim's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sim families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sim. 21% of Sim men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Sim women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sim were Farming and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 76,000 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 Lists

There are 16,000 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 Cards

There are 12,000 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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What is the average Sim lifespan?

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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