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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 5,517 people named Shockley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Shockley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,402 people named Shockley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 9% reported their race as other than white
  • 544 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,011
  • 19% of adults were unmarried
  • 42% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,011

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

  • 210 were first-generation Americans
  • 32 was born in foreign country
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • 1% were born in foreign countries