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Find more Sells 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 144 less people named Sells 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 4,028 people named Sells in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Sells in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,884 people named Sells were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 34% were children
  • 1,329 were children
  • 6% were disabled
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio
  • The most common mother tongue was Danish
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada