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Lime Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a lime burner or for a whitewasher, from Old English lim ‘lime’.

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

Similar surnames: Limer, Line, Lile, Plume, Like, Timm, Pine, Lim, Loye, Lino

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Where is the Lime family from?

You can see how Lime families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lime family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lime families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Lime families living in New Brunswick. This was about 69% of all the recorded Lime's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Lime families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lime surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lime ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lime. 24% of Lime men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Lime women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lime were Painter and Housework.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Baker
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Machine Operator
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lime. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lime 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 557 immigration records available for the last name Lime. 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 437 military records available for the last name Lime. For the veterans among your Lime ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lime lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lime life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lime in 1963 was 74, and 79 in 2004.

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