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Find more Briggs 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 1,950 less people named Briggs 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 32,116 people named Briggs in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Briggs in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 30,166 people named Briggs were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 12% reported their race as other than white
  • 28,898 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 15,330 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 45% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,329

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 4,253 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • 4% were born in foreign countries