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Find more Joy 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 68 less people named Joy 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 6,578 people named Joy in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Joy in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,510 people named Joy were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 99
  • 1,809 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 21% were first-generation Americans
  • 1,360 were first-generation Americans
  • 459 were born in foreign countries