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Find more Person 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 171 more people named Person 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 6,927 people named Person in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Person in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,098 people named Person were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 33% reported their race as other than white
  • 26% of adults were unmarried
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 2,306 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,415 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Tennessee
  • 1,150 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian