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Find more Sam 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 552 more people named Sam 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 2,228 people named Sam in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% more people named Sam in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,780 people named Sam were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 1,523 reported their race as other than white
  • 464 adults were unmarried
  • 36% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from China
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Louisiana
  • 449 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940