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Find more Sher 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 198 more people named Sher 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 1,305 people named Sher in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% more people named Sher in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,503 people named Sher were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,443 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • 28% of adults were unmarried
  • 31% owned their homes, valued on average at $5,063

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • They most commonly lived in Massachusetts
  • Most mothers originated from Austria
  • 45% were born in foreign countries