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Find more Sylva 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 91 less people named Sylva 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 703 people named Sylva in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% less people named Sylva in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 612 people named Sylva were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 597 rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 40 hours a week
  • 214 were children
  • 21% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Sylva 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 Portugal
  • They most commonly lived in Hawaii
  • Most fathers originated from Massachusetts