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Find more Shear 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 86 less people named Shear 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 2,419 people named Shear in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Shear in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,333 people named Shear were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 54%, or 330 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 87
  • 5% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 26% were first-generation Americans
  • 367 were born in foreign countries
  • 638 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Russian