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Find more Jarvis 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 3,342 less people named Jarvis 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 16,259 people named Jarvis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 21% less people named Jarvis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,917 people named Jarvis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 1,117 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 2,205 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • The most common mother tongue was Finnish
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940