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Find more Robert 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 5,434 more people named Robert 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 7,531 people named Robert in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 72% more people named Robert in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,965 people named Robert were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 102
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 4,147 were children
  • 12,232 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,439 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Canada French
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada