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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 624 people named Sproat in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Sproat in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 608 people named Sproat were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26% of adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 578 rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • Most fathers originated from Ohio
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 20% were first-generation Americans
  • 9% were born in foreign countries