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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 42 people named Thorps in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 424% more people named Thorps in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 220 people named Thorps were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26 women had paying jobs
  • 34% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,370
  • 33% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 10% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most mothers originated from Texas