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Find more Scharlan 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 53 more people named Scharlan 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 56 people named Scharlan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 95% more people named Scharlan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 109 people named Scharlan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 16 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,516
  • The average annual income was $1,006
  • 29% were children
  • 32 were children

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

  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • 14% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois