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Find more Joseph 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 1,853 more people named Joseph 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 21,772 people named Joseph in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% more people named Joseph in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 23,625 people named Joseph were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6% were disabled
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 1,983 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,407
  • 22,458 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Syrian
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 4,660 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Syria