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Find more Chatham 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 18 less people named Chatham 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 2,087 people named Chatham in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Chatham in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,069 people named Chatham were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 82 were disabled
  • 146 reported their race as other than white
  • 7% reported their race as other than white
  • 173 women had paying jobs

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

  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 130 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was French