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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 806 people named Sward in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 57% more people named Sward in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,267 people named Sward were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 371 were children
  • 1,222 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 147 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,172
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Charles

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Sweden
  • 194 were born in foreign countries
  • 39% were first-generation Americans