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Find more Santa 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 485 more people named Santa 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 861 people named Santa in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 56% more people named Santa in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,346 people named Santa were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 30% reported their race as other than white
  • They typically took 12 weeks of vacation a year
  • 20% of women had paying jobs
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 90

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 295 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Hungarian
  • 112 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 194 were born in foreign countries