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Find more Simkins 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 51 less people named Simkins 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 1,332 people named Simkins in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Simkins in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,281 people named Simkins were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,238 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 50%, or 163 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 12% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was teacher

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 236 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 65 were born in foreign countries
  • 158 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New Jersey