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Find more Samford 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 584 more people named Samford 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 667 people named Samford in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 88% more people named Samford in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,251 people named Samford were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 164 adults were unmarried
  • 6% were disabled
  • 11% of women had paying jobs

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • The most common mother tongue was Native
  • 24% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940