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Find more Ryans 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 164 more people named Ryans 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 797 people named Ryans in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 21% more people named Ryans in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 961 people named Ryans were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 11 weeks of vacation a year
  • 912 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 473 females, Louise was the most common name
  • The average annual income was $753

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Northern Ireland
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Tennessee