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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 38,960 people named Shelton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Shelton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 41,160 people named Shelton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,540 were disabled
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 107
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 17% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • 1,803 were first-generation Americans
  • 8,891 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Virginia