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Trim Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname for a well-turned-out person, from the adjective trim ‘well-equipped’, ‘neatly made’. The word is first attested in the early 16th century, but may well have been in colloquial use much earlier. English: from an Old English personal name, Trymma. Irish: habitational name, originally de Truim, from a place in County Meath named Trim.

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

Similar surnames: Prim, Prime, Grim, Brim, Troy, Brin, Rio, Orum, Tritt, Tromp

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Where is the Trim family from?

You can see how Trim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trim families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Trim families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Trim's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Trim families in 1840.
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What did your Trim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trim. 31% of Trim men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Trim women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trim were Salesman and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Trim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trim census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Trim. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Trim. For the veterans among your Trim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trim lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Trim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Trim in 1945 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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