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Find more Stead 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 39 less people named Stead 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 1,898 people named Stead in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Stead in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,859 people named Stead were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 19% of women had paying jobs
  • 239 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,539
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 89
  • Most common occupation was laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 292 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 315 were born in foreign countries
  • 26% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California