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Find more Fay 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 1,237 more people named Fay 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 12,076 people named Fay in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Fay in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 13,313 people named Fay were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The average annual income was $1,218
  • 3,441 were children
  • 1,417 women had paying jobs
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was William

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

  • 10% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 29% were first-generation Americans