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Find more Shier 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 74 more people named Shier 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 587 people named Shier in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% more people named Shier in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 661 people named Shier were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 53 women had paying jobs
  • 55%, or 92 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most fathers originated from Russia
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 128 were born in foreign countries