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Find more Forney 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 193 less people named Forney 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 3,354 people named Forney in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Forney in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,161 people named Forney were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 3,045 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 402 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,066
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • For 1,589 females, Margaret was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 553 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 42 was born in foreign country
  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania