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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 2,869 people named Sayles in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Sayles in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,656 people named Sayles were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 95
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 20% of women had paying jobs
  • 6% were disabled

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

  • 480 were first-generation Americans
  • 436 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Greek
  • They most commonly lived in New York