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Find more Smathers 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 591 more people named Smathers 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 1,054 people named Smathers in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 56% more people named Smathers in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,645 people named Smathers were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 214 adults were unmarried
  • 1,602 rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 73 were disabled

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

  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 364 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois