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Find more Sanders 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 4,571 more people named Sanders 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 96,836 people named Sanders in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Sanders in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 101,407 people named Sanders were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 34% were children
  • For 50,652 females, Helen was the most common name
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • 9% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish