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Find more Thurber 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 167 less people named Thurber 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 2,318 people named Thurber in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Thurber in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,151 people named Thurber were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 583 were children
  • 347 adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • For 1,083 females, Mary was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in California
  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 16% were first-generation Americans