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Find more Shirley 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 1,522 more people named Shirley 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 13,231 people named Shirley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Shirley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 14,753 people named Shirley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,099 adults were unmarried
  • 16% of women had paying jobs
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 1,162 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • 23% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Georgia
  • 362 were born in foreign countries