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The surname Kim comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. It comes from the personal name Simon, or from Sim, which is a diminutive form of that name. The Gaelic forms of the name are Mac Shim, meaning son of Sim. or Mac Shimidh, meaning son of Simon.

Kim Early Origins



The surname Kim was first found in the Isle of Bute, in western Scotland where they held lands anciently granted by the King of Scotland.

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Kim Spelling Variations


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Kim Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: M'Shimis, M'Shimmie, M'Kimmie, M'Kim, M'Kym, M'Kymme, M'Shiomoun, M'Kin and many more.

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Kim Early History


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Kim Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kim research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1506, 1529, 1539, 1542, 1550, 1586, 1609, and 1641 are included under the topic Early Kim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kim Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kim Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kim In Ireland


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Kim In Ireland



Some of the Kim family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kim Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kim, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Martin Kim, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Ambrose Kim, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • George Kim, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Henry Kim, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kim (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kim (post 1700)



  • Ronald J. Kim, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Jennifer Kim, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Jayne Kim, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Jay Kim (b. 1939), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from California 41st District, 1993-99; defeated in primary, 1998 (41st District), 2000 (42nd District)
  • Jason Kim, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Eun Yvon Kim, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Euh Y. Kim, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • Donna Mercado Kim, American Democrat politician, Member of Hawaii State Senate 15th District; elected 2000; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 2004, 2008
  • Carol Kim, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Andrew Kim, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 33rd District, 2002
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Je suis prest
Motto Translation: I am ready.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kim Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 10:58.

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