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Find more Fordham 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 13 less people named Fordham 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 2,122 people named Fordham in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Fordham in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,109 people named Fordham were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 299 adults were unmarried
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 10% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from South Carolina
  • 449 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina