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Find more Mays 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 2,319 more people named Mays 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 19,426 people named Mays in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Mays in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 21,745 people named Mays were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 29% reported their race as other than white
  • 20,777 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 34% were children
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,056 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • Most mothers originated from Tennessee
  • The most common mother tongue was Italian