Syme Family History

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Syme Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a variant of the medieval personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.

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


Similar surnames: Symes, Syms, Sem, Sime, Tye, Aye, Tome, Kye, Samp, Scime

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Syme Family Origin

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Syme Family Occupations

What did your Syme ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Syme occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Syme's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Syme family was Book Keeper. Laborer, Farmer and Agent For Sale Of Agricutltural Implements were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Syme.

View Census data for Syme | Data not to scale

  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Agent For Sale Of Agricutltural Implements

    4%
  • Book Keeper

    4%

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

Syme Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Syme Life Expectancy

What is the average Syme lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Syme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Syme in 1945 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Syme

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Syme 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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