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Find more Lanham 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 129 more people named Lanham 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 3,808 people named Lanham in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Lanham in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,937 people named Lanham were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • 3,810 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 1,965 females, Margaret was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 793 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • 25 was born in foreign country
  • 1% were born in foreign countries