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Find more Roberts 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 9,594 more people named Roberts 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 181,192 people named Roberts in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Roberts in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 190,786 people named Roberts were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 12% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 183,151 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 60,870 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 22,968 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • The most common mother tongue was French