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Jims Family History

Jims Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Nims, Mims, Jim, Tims, Sims, Wims, Ji, Kim, Im, Jin

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Where is the Jims family from?

You can see how Jims families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jims family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Jims families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 9 Jims families living in Hertfordshire. This was about 69% of all the recorded Jims's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire had the highest population of Jims families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jims surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jims ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Jims. 75% of Jims men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    75%
  • Farmer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 609 census records available for the last name Jims. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jims 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 55 immigration records available for the last name Jims. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 208 military records available for the last name Jims. For the veterans among your Jims ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jims lifespan?

Between 1970 and 1978, in the United States, Jims life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Jims in 1970 was 67, and 48 in 1978.

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