Nims History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Nims surname comes from a place name in Silesia near Schweidnitz.
Early Origins of the Nims family
The surname Nims was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. There is a record of Hans Nymptsch in Glatz, Lower Silesia, in 1494.
Early History of the Nims family
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Nims Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Nimptsch, Nitsch, Nitsche, Nemptsch, Natsche, Notsch, Nimsh and many more.
Early Notables of the Nims family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Nims is the 13,969th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Nims family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who traveled to the New World and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries..
Contemporary Notables of the name Nims (post 1700) +
- William R. Nims, American politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 26th District, 1865-66 
- Jerome W. Nims (b. 1839), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1901-02 
- Howard Nims, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1944 
- Fred A. Nims, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876 
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