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Find more Shack 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 343 more people named Shack 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 627 people named Shack in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 55% more people named Shack in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 970 people named Shack were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The average annual income was $917
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 30% were children
  • 70 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,050

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

  • 18% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Mississippi
  • Most mothers originated from Russia
  • 113 were born in foreign countries