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Find more Free 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 357 more people named Free 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 4,851 people named Free in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Free in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,208 people named Free were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 2,573 females, Mary was the most common name
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 1,692 were children
  • 309 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 162 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • They most commonly lived in Alabama
  • 487 were first-generation Americans