Syms Family History

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Syms Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Simon. Jewish (from Ukraine; Symes, Symis): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sime (see Sima).

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


Similar surnames: Symes, Syme, Sima, Simes, Sams, Simos, Simm, Tyus, Sens, Hyams

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Syms Family Origin

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Syms Family Occupations

What did your Syms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Syms family was Farming. The most common Syms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Syms's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Syms.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Syms Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Syms Life Expectancy

What is the average Syms lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Syms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Syms in 1958 was 56, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Syms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Syms 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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