You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Sawney 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 79 more people named Sawney in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.


Create, build, and explore your family tree.

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 53 people named Sawney in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 149% more people named Sawney in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 132 people named Sawney were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26 adults were unmarried
  • 27% reported their race as other than white
  • 128 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 67 females, Mary was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Cherokee
  • 35 were first-generation Americans
  • 35 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 66% were first-generation Americans