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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 55 people named Effingham in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Effingham in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 51 people named Effingham were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 25 females, Elizabeth was the most common name
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 14 adults were unmarried
  • 80% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,288

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

  • 5% were first-generation Americans
  • 1 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 2% were born in foreign countries