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Find more Sanford 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 398 less people named Sanford 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 19,554 people named Sanford in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Sanford in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 19,156 people named Sanford were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,129 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,615
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 844 were disabled
  • 31% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 727 were born in foreign countries
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Texas