Last name origin & meaning:
Korean: there is only one Chinese character for the surname Shim.
Some sources indicate that there are 63 different Shim clans, but only
six can be documented. Each of these clans claims a different founding
ancestor. The founding ancestor of at least one of them, the P’ungsan
Shim clan, originated in China. Most of the other Shim clans came into
being during the Koryŏ period (918–1392). Members of the Shim
clans can be found throughout the Korean peninsula.
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