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Find more Sherman 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 760 less people named Sherman 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 42,529 people named Sherman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Sherman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 41,769 people named Sherman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 39,998 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 28% were children
  • For 20,884 females, Anna was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • 22% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940