Kimm Family History

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Kimm Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Kymme, which Reaney regards as a pet form of the Old English female personal name Cyneburh (see Kimbrough). Reduced form of Scottish McKim. German: probably a metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German kimme, a term denoting the notch in the staves of a barrel where the base is seated; by extension it also has the meaning ‘edge’, ‘horizon’ and in this sense may also have given rise to a topographic name.

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

Similar surnames: Imm, Timm, Kamm, Pimm, Ramm, Kumm, Kidd, Kamp, Hamm, Kind

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Kimm Family Origin

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Kimm Family Occupations

What did your Kimm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kimm occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker, Master. 5% of Kimm's were Cabinet Maker, Masters. A less common occupation for the Kimm family was Collector Of (Income Tax). Cabinet Maker, Master, Coachman (Domestic) and Coachman Chelsea Pensioner (N D) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kimm.

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  • Cabinet Maker, Master

  • Coachman (Domestic)

  • Coachman Chelsea Pensioner (N D)

  • Collector Of (Income Tax)


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

Kimm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kimm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimm 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 872 immigration records available for the last name Kimm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 870 military records available for the last name Kimm. For the veterans among your Kimm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kimm Life Expectancy

What is the average Kimm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kimm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Kimm in 1962 was 72, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kimm 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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