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Find more Durham 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 550 less people named Durham 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 19,411 people named Durham in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Durham in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 18,861 people named Durham were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 2,549 adults were unmarried
  • 1,725 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,555
  • 58%, or 2,584 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 3,958 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • 375 were born in foreign countries
  • 6% were first-generation Americans