Lima Family History

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Lima Name Meaning

Spanish: of uncertain derivation; possibly from lima ‘file’. Portuguese: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river of this name (of pre-Roman origin, probably akin to a Celtic element lemos, limos ‘elm’).

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

Similar surnames: Zima, Lama, Lira, Lipa, Lina, Lia, Lier, Lomba, Limas, Mina

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Lima Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lima name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Lima Family Origin

Where is the Lima family from?

Lima Family Occupations

What did your Lima ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lima occupation in the UK was Mechanical Engineer. 100% of Lima's were Mechanical Engineers.

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  • Mechanical Engineer


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

Lima Historical Records

What Lima family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Lima. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lima 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Lima. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lima. For the veterans among your Lima ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lima Life Expectancy

What is the average Lima lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lima life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lima in 1944 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lima

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lima 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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