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Find more Switzer 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 552 less people named Switzer 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 6,976 people named Switzer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Switzer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,424 people named Switzer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 6% were disabled
  • 957 adults were unmarried
  • 48% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,968

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 17% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 6% were born in foreign countries