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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 1,101 people named Scharff in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% less people named Scharff in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 938 people named Scharff were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 6% were disabled
  • 39% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,852
  • 1% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 40% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 14% were born in foreign countries
  • 440 were first-generation Americans