Lima Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Lima Family Origin

Where is the Lima family from?

Lima Family Occupations

What did your Lima ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boat Repairer (master) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lima. 7% of Lima men worked as a Boat Repairer (master) and 43% of Lima women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lima were Capstan Lathe Hand and Coating Weaver

View Census data for Lima | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boat Repairer (master)
  • Boiler6 Fireman Retired
  • Book Schers Station
  • Capstan Lathe Hand

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist (produce)
  • Clerk
  • Coating Weaver

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

Search 1891 UK census records for Lima

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.

View all Lima immigration records

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.

View all Lima military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lima family history.

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.

Famous Lima Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name