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Find more Sylvia 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 312 more people named Sylvia 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 3,677 people named Sylvia in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Sylvia in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,989 people named Sylvia were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 40 hours a week
  • 32% were children
  • The average annual income was $770
  • 333 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,937

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Azores
  • Most mothers originated from Massachusetts
  • 27% were born in foreign countries
  • 996 were born in foreign countries