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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 137 people named Fornshell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% more people named Fornshell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 165 people named Fornshell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 41 hours a week
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • Although 53% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 86

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from United States
  • They most commonly lived in Missouri
  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • 50 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940