Zima Family History

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Zima Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak: 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. Czech: from a short form of the personal name Erazim (see Rasmus). German: from a Slavic short form of the personal name Simon.

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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Zima Family Origin

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Zima Family Occupations

What did your Zima ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zima family was Saddler. The most common Zima occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Zima's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Framer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zima.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Cigar Maker

    11%
  • Framer

    11%
  • Saddler

    11%

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

Zima Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Zima Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zima 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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