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Find more Shape 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 352 more people named Shape 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 241 people named Shape in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 146% more people named Shape in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 593 people named Shape were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 42 women had paying jobs
  • 41% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,692
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 578 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 22% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 2% were born in foreign countries
  • 130 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from North Carolina