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Find more Sandford 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 170 less people named Sandford 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 2,178 people named Sandford in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Sandford in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,008 people named Sandford were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 339 reported their race as other than white
  • For 1,041 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • The typical household was 3 people

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from England