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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 10,803 people named Sorensen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 19% less people named Sorensen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 8,774 people named Sorensen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 4,270 females, Marie was the most common name
  • 47%, or 1,092 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 684 women had paying jobs
  • 16% of women had paying jobs

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

  • 44% were first-generation Americans
  • 3,174 were born in foreign countries
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Norway