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Find more Lawrence 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 5,810 more people named Lawrence 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 51,630 people named Lawrence in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Lawrence in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 57,440 people named Lawrence were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 8,758 adults were unmarried
  • 42% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,296

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 10,148 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 6% were born in foreign countries