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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 5,571 people named Shephard in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 34% more people named Shephard in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,484 people named Shephard were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 787 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,875
  • 743 women had paying jobs
  • 1,262 reported their race as other than white
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James

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

  • 303 were born in foreign countries
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 12% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Native