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Find more Food 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 505 more people named Food 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 41 people named Food in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1232% more people named Food in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 546 people named Food were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was maid
  • 35% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,735
  • On average men worked 40 hours a week
  • 91% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 7% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from China
  • 118 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940