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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 14,807 people named Rivers in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Rivers in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 15,302 people named Rivers were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 7,562 females, Ruth was the most common name
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 36% were children
  • 46% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 10% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from South Carolina
  • 1,464 were first-generation Americans
  • 523 were born in foreign countries