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Find more Cairns 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 740 less people named Cairns 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 2,961 people named Cairns in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% less people named Cairns in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,221 people named Cairns were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 524 were children
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 3% were disabled
  • For 1,111 females, Helen was the most common name

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • The most common mother tongue was Scottish
  • 33% were first-generation Americans
  • 298 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940