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Find more Sailor 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 263 less people named Sailor 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 1,587 people named Sailor in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% less people named Sailor in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,324 people named Sailor were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 30% were children
  • 59 were disabled
  • 1,263 rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 259 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany