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Find more Shey 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 122 more people named Shey 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 162 people named Shey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 75% more people named Shey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 284 people named Shey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 4% reported their race as other than white
  • For 133 females, Mary was the most common name
  • The typical household was 3 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • 57 were first-generation Americans
  • 35% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Illinois