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Find more Springfield 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 146 more people named Springfield 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 1,525 people named Springfield in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Springfield in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,671 people named Springfield were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,597 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 87
  • 60%, or 233 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 376 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 88 were first-generation Americans
  • 2% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Texas