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Find more Laurence 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 4,107 less people named Laurence 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 8,372 people named Laurence in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 49% less people named Laurence in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,265 people named Laurence were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 56%, or 626 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 6% were disabled

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

  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • 671 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was French