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Find more Forsythe 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 318 less people named Forsythe 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 6,390 people named Forsythe in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Forsythe in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,072 people named Forsythe were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 3,079 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 53%, or 809 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 46% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,609

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

  • 17% were first-generation Americans
  • 454 were born in foreign countries
  • 7% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania