Shimek Family History

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Shimek Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech and Croatian Šimek (see Simek), or perhaps of Polish Szymek, from a pet form of the personal name Szymon (see Simon).

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


Similar surnames: Simek, Schimek, Simak, Samek, Klimek, Stipek, Shimko, Shimon, Shimel

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Shimek Family Origin

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Shimek Family Occupations

What did your Shimek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shimek. 23% of Shimek men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Shimek women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shimek were Farm Laborer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Maid
    6%

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

Shimek Historical Records

What Shimek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shimek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shimek 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 276 immigration records available for the last name Shimek. 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 938 military records available for the last name Shimek. For the veterans among your Shimek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shimek Life Expectancy

What is the average Shimek lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Shimek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shimek in 1947 was 37, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shimek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shimek 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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