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Salim Family History

Salim Name Meaning

Muslim and Jewish (Sephardic): from a personal name based on Arabic salim ‘perfect’, ‘faultless’, ‘safe’, ‘secure’. Salim bin Thabet was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. The Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605–1627) was also known as Prince Salim. This is a widespread name in all Muslim countries.

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

Similar surnames: Salem, Halim, Salik, Salaam, Wali, Naim, Sani, Jalil, Malik, Selim

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Where is the Salim family from?

You can see how Salim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Salim family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Salim families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Salim families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Salim's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Salim families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Salim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Salim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Sales Clerk and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Salim. 25% of Salim men worked as a Sales Clerk.

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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

  • Sales Clerk
  • Truck Driver
  • Laborer
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Salim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salim 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Salim. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Salim. For the veterans among your Salim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Salim lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Salim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Salim in 1959 was 58, and 67 in 2004.

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