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Find more Higgs 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 334 more people named Higgs 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 4,656 people named Higgs in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Higgs in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,990 people named Higgs were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • 39% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,715
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 17% of women had paying jobs

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

  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • 6% were born in foreign countries
  • 1,018 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 11% were first-generation Americans