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Find more Shaffner 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 132 less people named Shaffner 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 1,220 people named Shaffner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Shaffner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,088 people named Shaffner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 25% were children
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 1,058 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • Most fathers originated from Missouri
  • 172 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940