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Find more Memphis 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 3 more people named Memphis 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 10 people named Memphis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 30% more people named Memphis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 13 people named Memphis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 60
  • Although 23% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 46% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 2 were born in foreign countries
  • 20% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Alabama
  • Most immigrants originated from St Thomas