Sims Family History

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Sims Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim.

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

Similar surnames: Simms, Simes, Tims, Syms, Sams, Simm, Sim, Timms, Mims, Swims

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Sims Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sims name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sims. 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


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Sims Family Origin

Where is the Sims family from?

Sims Family Occupations

What did your Sims ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sims occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Sims's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sims. A less common occupation for the Sims family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Sims Historical Records

What Sims family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 504,000 census records available for the last name Sims. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sims 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Sims. 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 87,000 military records available for the last name Sims. For the veterans among your Sims ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sims Life Expectancy

What is the average Sims lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sims life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sims in 1940 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sims 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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