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Find more Phifer 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 77 more people named Phifer 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 2,551 people named Phifer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Phifer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,628 people named Phifer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5% were disabled
  • 715 reported their race as other than white
  • 268 women had paying jobs
  • 27% reported their race as other than white

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 144 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Arkansas