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Find more Shires 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 29 less people named Shires 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 1,068 people named Shires in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Shires in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,039 people named Shires were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 16% of women had paying jobs
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 99 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,586

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 25% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 262 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 39 were born in foreign countries