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Find more Blackshear 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 30 more people named Blackshear 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 1,268 people named Blackshear in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Blackshear in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,298 people named Blackshear were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 97
  • 1,233 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 425 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 41 were first-generation Americans
  • 306 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • Most fathers originated from Georgia