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Find more Cruz 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 1,007 less people named Cruz 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 29,145 people named Cruz in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Cruz in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 28,138 people named Cruz were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 73% reported their race as other than white
  • 11% of adults were unmarried
  • 488 women had paying jobs
  • 78%, or 4,157 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 3,998 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Mexico
  • 5% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 2,912 were born in foreign countries