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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 932 people named Sanson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% more people named Sanson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,165 people named Sanson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5% were disabled
  • 54%, or 146 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 377 were children
  • 42% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,482

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Danish
  • 120 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in West Virginia
  • 13% were born in foreign countries