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Find more Hand 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 691 less people named Hand 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 12,658 people named Hand in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Hand in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 11,967 people named Hand were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,829 adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • For 5,988 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 11,546 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New Jersey
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 603 were born in foreign countries
  • 2,203 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940