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Find more Scherer 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 490 less people named Scherer 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 7,118 people named Scherer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Scherer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,628 people named Scherer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 52% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,714
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 909 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,714
  • 22 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 14% were born in foreign countries
  • 886 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 962 were born in foreign countries
  • 2,326 were first-generation Americans