Symes Family History

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Symes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.

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

Similar surnames: Syme, Syms, Simes, Sames, Mynes, Armes, Ayles, Simoes, Haymes, Somes

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Symes Family Origin

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Symes Family Occupations

What did your Symes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Symes. 3% of Symes men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Symes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Symes were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Cowman
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife

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

Symes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Symes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Symes 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Symes. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Symes. For the veterans among your Symes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Symes Life Expectancy

What is the average Symes lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Symes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Symes in 1946 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Symes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Symes 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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