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Find more Shayer 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 283 more people named Shayer 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 163 people named Shayer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 174% more people named Shayer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 446 people named Shayer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 425 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 45% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,743
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 6% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 82 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 21% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 58 were first-generation Americans