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Find more Swiss 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 3 less people named Swiss 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 249 people named Swiss in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Swiss in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 246 people named Swiss were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 239 rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 29% were children
  • Although 53% were female, the most common name for males was Henry

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Poland
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • 38% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Illinois