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Simes Family History

Simes Surname Meaning

English (Sussex): variant of Sims . Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sime a derivative of Hebrew simcha ‘joy’ formed with the Yiddish possessive -s.

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

Similar surnames: Symes, Simer, Imes, Simms, Simoes, Sims, Sames, Haimes, Sides, Somes

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Where is the Simes family from?

You can see how Simes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 73 Simes families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Simes's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Simes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simes 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 Simes. 37% of Simes men worked as a Builders Labourer and 88% of Simes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simes were General Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Simes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Simes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Simes. For the veterans among your Simes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simes lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Simes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Simes in 1954 was 62, and 68 in 2004.

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