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Find more Ferguson 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 3,211 more people named Ferguson 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 63,027 people named Ferguson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Ferguson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 66,238 people named Ferguson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 12% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 56%, or 9,329 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The average annual income was $984

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 8,664 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 4,255 were born in foreign countries
  • 7% were born in foreign countries