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Find more Shapiro 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 5,165 less people named Shapiro 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 17,693 people named Shapiro in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 29% less people named Shapiro in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,528 people named Shapiro were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Louis
  • 23% owned their homes, valued on average at $6,214
  • 2,946 were children
  • 386 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 50% were first-generation Americans
  • 44% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was Russian