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Find more Scheffer 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 347 more people named Scheffer 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 1,133 people named Scheffer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 31% more people named Scheffer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,480 people named Scheffer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 28% were children
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 87
  • 45% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,558
  • 177 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,558

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

  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 350 were first-generation Americans
  • 16% were born in foreign countries
  • 179 were born in foreign countries