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Find more Ford 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 5,934 more people named Ford 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 92,031 people named Ford in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Ford in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 97,965 people named Ford were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 24,455 reported their race as other than white
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 58%, or 14,211 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 9,601 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 11,240 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • 4,292 were born in foreign countries
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940