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Find more Davis 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 31,558 more people named Davis 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 526,996 people named Davis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Davis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 558,554 people named Davis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 59%, or 80,668 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • Most common occupation was laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 108,797 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 17,225 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina