History of your Surname
Get access to Kimm family records.Start a free trial

Kimm Family History

Kimm Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Kymme, which Reaney regards as a pet form of the Old English female personal name Cyneburh (see Kimbrough). Reduced form of Scottish McKim. German: probably a metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German kimme, a term denoting the notch in the staves of a barrel where the base is seated; by extension it also has the meaning ‘edge’, ‘horizon’ and in this sense may also have given rise to a topographic name.

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

Similar surnames: Imm, Timm, Kamm, Pimm, Ramm, Kumm, Kidd, Kamp, Hamm, Kind

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Kimm family from?

You can see how Kimm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kimm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kimm families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 30 Kimm families living in Norfolk. This was about 29% of all the recorded Kimm's in the UK. Norfolk had the highest population of Kimm families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kimm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kimm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kimm. 30% of Kimm men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Kimm women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kimm were Salesman and Teacher.

View Census data for Kimm | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Kimm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kimm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kimm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Kimm

Passenger Lists

There are 872 immigration records available for the last name Kimm. 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.

View all Kimm immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 870 military records available for the last name Kimm. For the veterans among your Kimm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kimm military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kimm family history.

Discover More

What is the average Kimm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kimm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Kimm in 1962 was 72, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kimm

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Kimm family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial