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Nims Name Meaning

It is most probably an altered from of German Nimtz (see Nemetz). It has also been suggested that it may be an Anglicized form of French Nîmes, and so a habitational name from the city of this name. However, the evidence in support of this hypothesis seems to depend largely on the similarity in spelling.

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


Similar surnames: Nies, Mims, Niss, Nice, Hils, Rim, Diss, Riis, Ris, Nimz

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Where is the Nims family from?

You can see how Nims families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nims family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nims families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Nims family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Nims's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Nims families in 1911.
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What did your Nims ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nims. 100% of Nims men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 716 immigration records available for the last name Nims. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Nims. For the veterans among your Nims ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nims lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nims life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Nims in 1945 was 25, and 81 in 2004.

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