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Find more Sams 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 54 more people named Sams 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 6,328 people named Sams in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more person named Sams in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,382 people named Sams were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 3,130 females, Betty was the most common name
  • They typically took 11 weeks of vacation a year
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 98
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 451 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky