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Find more Shade 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 74 less people named Shade 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 3,747 people named Shade in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Shade in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,673 people named Shade were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 12% reported their race as other than white
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • 622 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 428 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany