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Find more Shafers 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 39 more people named Shafers 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 33 people named Shafers in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 118% more people named Shafers in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 72 people named Shafers were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2 were disabled
  • On average men worked 45 hours a week
  • The average annual income was $896
  • 71%, or 10 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • Most fathers originated from Russia
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 9% were born in foreign countries
  • 3 were born in foreign countries