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Find more Ferdinand 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 30 less people named Ferdinand 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 900 people named Ferdinand in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Ferdinand in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 870 people named Ferdinand were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 829 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 31 were disabled
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 37% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,820

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Louisiana
  • 23% were born in foreign countries