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Sim Family History

Sim Surname Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire) English and Dutch: from the personal name Sim(m) or Sime a short form of Simon . Korean: variant of Shim Chinese: Teochew Hokkien or Taiwanese Romanization of the surname 沈 (see Shen ). This form is mainly found in Taiwan Fujian province and eastern Guangdong province from where people migrated to Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand Singapore Malaysia and Indonesia. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 岑 see Cen . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 單 see Shan

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lim, Simm, Sam, Sem, Simo, Sik, Rim, Si, Sima, Siem

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Where is the Sim family from?

You can see how Sim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sim families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 144 Sim families living in Cumberland. This was about 22% of all the recorded Sim's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Sim families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sim ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sim. 9% of Sim men worked as a Builders Labourer and 68% of Sim women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sim were Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Insurance Agent
  • Bank Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
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Census Records

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Sim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sim census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Sim. 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 Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Sim. For the veterans among your Sim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sim lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Sim in 1952 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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