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Origins of the Sims surname

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We have a total number of 110665 records for people with the last name Sims.

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Alternative variations of the name Sims

Sims, Sim, Sems, Sem, Simms

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Where do most Simses live?

In 1921, most Simses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Simses

How common is your surname?

458th most common surname in the UK

We have 97,600 records for the Sims surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Simses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Sims first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Simses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Simses in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Simses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Hands




Coal Miner


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