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Find more Herring 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 27 less people named Herring 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 17,890 people named Herring in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Herring in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,863 people named Herring were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,733 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,493
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 16% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 464 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 3,771 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940