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

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

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 128 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 8 were disabled
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 83

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • 24 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 21% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New Jersey