Sim Name Meaning

Scottish and Dutch: from the personal name Sim, a short form of Simon. Korean: variant of Shim. Indonesian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lim, Simm, Sam, Sem, Simo, Sik, Rim, Si, Sima, Siem

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Sim Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sim name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sim. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    29%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • China

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Sim Family Origin

Where is the Sim family from?

Sim Family Occupations

What did your Sim ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sim occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Sim's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sim. A less common occupation for the Sim family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sim ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sim Historical Records

What Sim family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Sim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sim census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Sim. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Sim. For the veterans among your Sim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sim Life Expectancy

What is the average Sim lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Sim in 1952 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sim ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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