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Find more For 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 238 more people named For 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 21 people named For in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1133% more people named For in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 259 people named For were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 2 people
  • 60%, or 47 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 27 reported their race as other than white
  • 58 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 19% were born in foreign countries
  • 3 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio