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Find more Yam 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 23 less people named Yam 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 62 people named Yam in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 37% less people named Yam in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 39 people named Yam were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 9 adults were unmarried
  • Although 46% were female, the most common name for males was Abraham
  • 37 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 4 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 44% were first-generation Americans
  • 11 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 27 were first-generation Americans