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Nims Name Study

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Surname/tag: Nims
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About the Project

Most Nims families are descendants of Godfrey Nims who appears to have taken the name Nims after arriving in the American Colonies about 1660. His origin is unknown but he is believed to have been born in England or France about 1650. The most compelling theory is that he was born Godfray Nymm, near London about 1648. How he arrived in America at such a young age (about 12-15 years old) without his parents is still a mystery.

Other Nims families unrelated to Godfrey Nims arrived in the United States from Germany (Prussia) in the 1800s.

How to Join

To participate in the Nims Name Study do the following:

  • Add the Nims Name Study sticker to your profile. Copy the following code into your profile anywhere below the == Biography == line.
  • Add yourself to the Researchers, Nims Name Study category. This will identify yourself to fellow genealogists interested in Researching the Nims family. Copy the following code into your profile just above the == Biography == line.
[[Category:Researchers, Nims Name Study]]
  • Post a comment' at the bottom of this page to discuss the Nims family or introduce yourself to the group.
  • Contact the project leader Brian Baker or other researchers using the [send private message] links on their profiles.

Research Pages

Each of the Team/Research pages is also setup as a separate category.



This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the Nims surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Goals vary from genealogist to genealogist. As more people join this study and bring new ideas our goals will likely change with them.

  • Complete the Nims family tree as much as possible so that family members new to WikiTree will be able to find their place in history easily and quickly.
  • Properly source profiles. Ideally, all profiles will have primary sources (original birth, death or marriage documents, etc.). See the Source help and Source Style Guide.

Help Needed




This is my first One Name Study and I came into it having no idea what to do or how to to do it. Please bear with me as I figure it out...

I may make mistakes. If you find one, please let me know.

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