Lim Name Meaning

English: variant of Lum. Dutch: perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name, Lieman or Liemaar. Korean: variant of Im. Chinese : Fujian variant of Lin 1. Filipino: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lam, Lin, Sim, Lem, Lie, Lum, Lis, Klim, Rim, Lien

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Lim Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lim name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lim. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • China


  • England & Wales


  • Korea & Northern China


  • Philippines


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Lim Family Origin

Where is the Lim family from?

Lim Family Occupations

What did your Lim ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lim family was Cordwainer. The most common Lim occupation in the UK was ... Fitter. 11% of Lim's were ... Fitters. ... Fitter, Bricklayer and Collry Engine Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lim.

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  • ... Fitter

  • Bricklayer

  • Collry Engine Keeper

  • Cordwainer


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

Lim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lim 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Lim. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lim. For the veterans among your Lim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lim Life Expectancy

What is the average Lim lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lim in 1954 was 58, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lim 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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