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Find more Foss 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 1,118 less people named Foss 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 8,912 people named Foss in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% less people named Foss in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,794 people named Foss were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26% were children
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 1,090 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,169
  • 1% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Norway
  • 29% were first-generation Americans
  • 1,107 were born in foreign countries
  • 2,628 were first-generation Americans