Simms Family History

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Simms Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim.

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

Similar surnames: Simes, Sims, Samms, Simm, Timms, Simmons, Mimms, Siems, Syms, Sams

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Simms Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Simms name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Simms. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Simms Family Origin

Where is the Simms family from?

Simms Family Occupations

What did your Simms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Simms family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simms. The most common Simms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Simms's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Simms Historical Records

What Simms family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Simms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simms 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Simms. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Simms. For the veterans among your Simms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simms Life Expectancy

What is the average Simms lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Simms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Simms in 1942 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Simms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simms 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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