You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Bobs 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 158 more people named Bobs in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.


Create, build, and explore your family tree.

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 179 people named Bobs in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 88% more people named Bobs in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 337 people named Bobs were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 2 people
  • 105 were children
  • 111 reported their race as other than white
  • 41 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from North Carolina
  • They most commonly lived in South Carolina
  • 5 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from North Carolina