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Find more Richard 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 5,103 more people named Richard 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 26,986 people named Richard in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 19% more people named Richard in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 32,089 people named Richard were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 30,696 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The average annual income was $863
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • For 15,841 females, Alice was the most common name

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

  • 5,385 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 9% were born in foreign countries
  • 18% were first-generation Americans
  • 2,536 were born in foreign countries