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Sima Surname Meaning

Czech (Šíma): from a pet form of the personal name Šimon (see Simon ). Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Simon . Jewish (from Ukraine): from the Yiddish female name Sime a derivative of Hebrew simcha ‘joy’. Germanized form of Czech Slovak Croatian and Slovenian Zima . Albanian: from the personal name Simë (definite form Sima) a short form of Simon . Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 司馬: (i) from the post name Si-Ma (司馬) in ancient China in charge of the national security and the military. (ii) said to be adopted in place of the surname Niu (牛) by the emperor Si-Ma Rui (司馬睿) known as Emperor Yuan of Jin (276–323 AD) founder of the Eastern Jin dynasty (316–420 AD). (iii) adopted by the other families during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD).

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

Similar surnames: Zima, Siman, Simo, Simak, Simar, Sica, Simm, Simao, Sim, Vida

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You can see how Sima families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sima family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sima families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 17 Sima families living in London. This was about 53% of all the recorded Sima's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Sima families in 1891.
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What did your Sima ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sima. 58% of Sima men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Stillcleaner
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sima. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sima. For the veterans among your Sima ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sima lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sima life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sima in 1950 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

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