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Find more Sampson 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 286 more people named Sampson 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 18,170 people named Sampson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Sampson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 18,456 people named Sampson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 736 were disabled
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 1,872 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,987
  • 19% of women had paying jobs

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

  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • 1,507 were born in foreign countries
  • 3,219 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 8% were born in foreign countries