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Zima Name Meaning

Czech Slovak Croatian and Slovenian: from zima ‘winter cold’ probably a nickname from someone with a gloomy or unapproachable personality but possibly also a topographic name for someone living in a particularly cold spot. Compare Sima . Czech: from a short form of the personal name Erazim (see Rasmus ).

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

Similar surnames: Zika, Sima, Lima, Vida, Bina, Zins, Zisa, Zia, Zink, Via

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Where is the Zima family from?

You can see how Zima families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zima family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zima families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Zima families living in Wisconsin. This was about 48% of all the recorded Zima's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Zima families in 1880.
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What did your Zima ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zima. 16% of Zima men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Zima women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zima were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machine Operator
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zima. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zima 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zima. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zima. For the veterans among your Zima ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zima lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zima life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Zima in 1944 was 24, and 79 in 2004.

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