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Himes Family History

Himes Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Heims.

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

Similar surnames: Hymes, Hime, Hines, Imes, Hites, Fikes, Hire, Haimes, Shimer, Hilmes

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Where is the Himes family from?

You can see how Himes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Himes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Himes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Himes families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Himes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Himes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Himes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Himes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Himes. 43% of Himes men worked as a Laborer.

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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 1921

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Himes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Himes 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 Himes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Himes. For the veterans among your Himes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Himes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Himes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Himes in 1945 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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