Symes Family History

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Symes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.

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

Similar surnames: Syme, Syms, Simes, Sames, Mynes, Armes, Ayles, Simoes, Haymes, Somes

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Symes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Symes name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Symes Family Origin

Where is the Symes family from?

Symes Family Occupations

What did your Symes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Symes family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Symes. The most common Symes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Symes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House


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

Symes Historical Records

What Symes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Symes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Symes 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Symes. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Symes. For the veterans among your Symes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Symes Life Expectancy

What is the average Symes lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Symes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Symes in 1946 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Symes 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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