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Find more Moses 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 1,295 less people named Moses 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 17,296 people named Moses in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Moses in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 16,001 people named Moses were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27% reported their race as other than white
  • 60%, or 2,284 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 36% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,352

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 3,142 were first-generation Americans
  • 1,623 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 9% were born in foreign countries