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Find more Shirey 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 229 more people named Shirey 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 2,987 people named Shirey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Shirey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,216 people named Shirey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 132 were disabled
  • For 1,617 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • 53%, or 420 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • The most common mother tongue was Spanish
  • 6% were first-generation Americans
  • 33 was born in foreign country