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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 99 people named Silfen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 36% more people named Silfen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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

  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 20% of adults were unmarried
  • 36 were children

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most fathers originated from Austria
  • The most common mother tongue was Yiddish
  • 40 were born in foreign countries