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Simm Family History

Simm Surname Meaning

English (northern): variant of Sim . German: from a short form of the personal name Simon (see Simon ).

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


Similar surnames: Sim, Timm, Imm, Simo, Kimm, Siem, Sima, Pimm, Simi, Simar

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Where is the Simm family from?

You can see how Simm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simm families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 754 Simm families living in Lancashire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Simm's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Simm families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simm ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Simm. 24% of Simm men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Simm women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simm were Retired 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

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Colliery Hewer
    6%
  • Poultry Farmer
    5%
  • Retired
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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What Simm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Simm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simm 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Simm. 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 Simm. For the veterans among your Simm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Simm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Simm in 1962 was 76, and 81 in 2004.

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