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Find more Sherwood 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 588 less people named Sherwood 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 12,723 people named Sherwood in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Sherwood in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,135 people named Sherwood were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 541 were disabled
  • 11,614 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 18% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Michigan
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 2,153 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940