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Find more Spelman 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 170 less people named Spelman 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 769 people named Spelman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% less people named Spelman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 599 people named Spelman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 22% of women had paying jobs
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 125 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 63 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • Most fathers originated from Ohio
  • Most mothers originated from Ohio