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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 372 people named Forton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 52% more people named Forton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 567 people named Forton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • 32 reported their race as other than white
  • 43%, or 61 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The typical household was 3 people

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

  • 16% were first-generation Americans
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 33 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Canada French