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Find more Shenk 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 Shenk 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 1,877 people named Shenk in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Shenk in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,791 people named Shenk were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 156 women had paying jobs
  • The average annual income was $1,091
  • 1,748 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 17% of women had paying jobs

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

  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • 312 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 10% were first-generation Americans