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Find more Sylvester 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 361 more people named Sylvester 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 9,616 people named Sylvester in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Sylvester in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 9,977 people named Sylvester were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 52%, or 1,305 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 382 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,296 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Massachusetts
  • The most common mother tongue was Italian
  • 29% were first-generation Americans