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Find more Scher 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 501 more people named Scher 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 1,593 people named Scher in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 31% more people named Scher in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,094 people named Scher were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 71%, or 378 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 1% reported their race as other than white
  • 522 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 578 were born in foreign countries
  • 47% were first-generation Americans
  • 754 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois