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Find more Forster 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 416 less people named Forster 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 5,331 people named Forster in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Forster in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,915 people named Forster were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 871 adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 1,362 were children
  • 25% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • Most fathers originated from New York