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Find more Thorp 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 1,723 less people named Thorp 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 6,247 people named Thorp in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 28% less people named Thorp in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,524 people named Thorp were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 53%, or 643 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 536 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,131
  • 7% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 352 were born in foreign countries
  • 863 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian
  • 6% were born in foreign countries