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Find more Prior 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 610 less people named Prior 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 4,016 people named Prior in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% less people named Prior in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,406 people named Prior were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 3,261 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 92
  • 7% reported their race as other than white
  • 23% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 828 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Ohio
  • 410 were born in foreign countries