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Find more Sheld 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 64 more people named Sheld 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 62 people named Sheld in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 103% more people named Sheld in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 126 people named Sheld were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 2 people
  • 42 were children
  • The average annual income was $984
  • 46% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,592

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

  • Most fathers originated from Sweden
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 11% were born in foreign countries
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940