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Find more Robinson 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 8,820 more people named Robinson 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 216,225 people named Robinson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Robinson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 225,045 people named Robinson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 213,908 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 59%, or 32,917 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 71,429 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • 9,849 were born in foreign countries