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Find more Ryerson 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 31 less people named Ryerson 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 1,612 people named Ryerson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Ryerson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,581 people named Ryerson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 270 adults were unmarried
  • 67 were disabled
  • 161 women had paying jobs
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Robert

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

  • Most mothers originated from New Jersey
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian
  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 21% were first-generation Americans