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Find more Jones 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 53,045 more people named Jones 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 661,279 people named Jones in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Jones in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 714,324 people named Jones were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 19% of women had paying jobs
  • 31% reported their race as other than white
  • 103,738 adults were unmarried
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 62,427 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • 9% were first-generation Americans