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Find more Barbara relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 1,410 more people named Barbara in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 998 people named Barbara in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 141% more people named Barbara in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,408 people named Barbara were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 90
  • For 1,249 females, Josephine was the most common name
  • 63%, or 331 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 837 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Barbara families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 445 were first-generation Americans
  • 45% were first-generation Americans
  • 341 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in California