Shim Name Meaning

Korean: there is only one Chinese character for the surname Shim. Some sources indicate that there are 63 different Shim clans, but only six can be documented. Each of these clans claims a different founding ancestor. The founding ancestor of at least one of them, the P’ungsan Shim clan, originated in China. Most of the other Shim clans came into being during the Koryo period (918–1392). Members of the Shim clans can be found throughout the Korean peninsula.

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


Similar surnames: Shin, Im, Chi, Shi, Shum, Shima, Sham, Sim, Sui, Shiu

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Shim Family Origin

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Shim Family Occupations

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  • Coffee House Keeper

    20%
  • Dealer

    20%
  • Formerly Dom Serv

    20%
  • Grocer

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shim family was Grocer. Coffee House Keeper, Dealer and Formerly Dom Serv were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shim. The most common Shim occupation in the UK was Coffee House Keeper. 20% of Shim's were Coffee House Keepers.

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Between 1956 and 2004, Shim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Shim in 1956 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shim

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