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Simkin Family History

Simkin Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): from the Middle English personal name Sim(e)kin from Sim(m) or Sime (see Sim ) + the diminutive suffix -kin. Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from Simke a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Sime (see Sima ). It is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Itkin, Sirkin, Lipkin, Sonkin, Temkin, Witkin, Salkin, Rifkin, Mirkin

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Where is the Simkin family from?

You can see how Simkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Simkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 12 Simkin families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Simkin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Simkin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Simkin. 30% of Simkin men worked as a Salesman and 38% of Simkin women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simkin were Physician and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Physician
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    38%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Seamstress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Simkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simkin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Simkin. 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 767 military records available for the last name Simkin. For the veterans among your Simkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simkin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Simkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Simkin in 1953 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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