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Find more Stearns 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 1,744 less people named Stearns 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 8,507 people named Stearns in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% less people named Stearns in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,763 people named Stearns were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6,509 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 3,420 females, Ruth was the most common name
  • 50% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,602
  • 99 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 15% were first-generation Americans
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940