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Find more Norman 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 726 more people named Norman 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 31,512 people named Norman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Norman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 32,238 people named Norman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • For 16,161 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 30,859 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 14% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 6,221 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 2,215 were born in foreign countries