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Find more Needham 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 371 less people named Needham 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 6,189 people named Needham in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Needham in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,818 people named Needham were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The average annual income was $1,056
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 468 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 7% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Tennessee
  • They most commonly lived in Tennessee
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940