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Find more Fern 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 55 more people named Fern 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 1,415 people named Fern in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Fern in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,470 people named Fern were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 135 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,471
  • The average annual income was $1,007
  • 23% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • 234 were born in foreign countries
  • 17% were born in foreign countries
  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940