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Find more Hays 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 6,102 less people named Hays 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 31,036 people named Hays in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% less people named Hays in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 24,934 people named Hays were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 33% were children
  • 1,983 women had paying jobs
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • For 12,498 females, Dorothy was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Missouri
  • 7% were first-generation Americans