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Rimkus Family History

Rimkus Name Meaning

nickname for a calm, peaceful person, from a derivative of rimti ‘to become calm or quiet’. reduced form of the Lithuanian family name Rimkantas.

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


Similar surnames: Pikus, Minkus, Wirkus, Mickus, Remus, Rokos, Balkus, Ricks, Shimkus

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Where is the Rimkus family from?

You can see how Rimkus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rimkus family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Rimkus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Rimkus family living in Nebraska. This was 100% of all the recorded Rimkus's in the USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Rimkus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rimkus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rimkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rimkus. 29% of Rimkus men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Rimkus women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rimkus were Proprietor and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    31%
  • Office Clerk
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rimkus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rimkus 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 Rimkus. 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 653 military records available for the last name Rimkus. For the veterans among your Rimkus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rimkus lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rimkus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rimkus in 1962 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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