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Find more Sword 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 235 less people named Sword 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 1,365 people named Sword in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% less people named Sword in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,130 people named Sword were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27 were disabled
  • 73 women had paying jobs
  • 44% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,426
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 12% were born in foreign countries
  • 17% were first-generation Americans