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Find more Morris 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 15,879 more people named Morris 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 157,766 people named Morris in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Morris in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 173,645 people named Morris were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 86,845 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 15% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 9,104 were born in foreign countries
  • 33,269 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Texas