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Find more Former 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 578 more people named Former 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 100 people named Former in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 578% more people named Former in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 678 people named Former were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 94 adults were unmarried
  • 228 were children
  • The average annual income was $800
  • 7% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • They most commonly lived in Virginia
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany