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SPAN95
Spanish surname, 1950 basis

Description

SPAN95 indicates persons identified by the 1950 Census Bureau staff as having a Spanish surname. For white persons in five Southwestern states, coders compared the surname to a list of Spanish surnames, also taking into account the birthplace and parental birthplace of the individual. For cases that coders left with missing or illegible information on Spanish surname, the 1950 PUMS allocated a value, based on the value for family members or for a "donor" record of a nearby person with similar characteristics (see QSPAN95).

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Comparability

The list of Spanish surnames used by the 1950 coders is considerably shorter than the list of Spanish surnames used by the Census Bureau to identify Spanish Americans in five states in 1970. The 1950 list of Spanish surnames is also shorter than the two lists (for 1960-1970 and for 1850, 1880, 1900, 1920, 1940-1950, and 1980) used to identify persons with Spanish surnames in the IPUMS variable SPANNAME (see SPANNAME for details).

For 1950 data in the IPUMS, SPAN95 and SPANNAME provide alternative ways of identifying the Spanish-American population in five Southwestern states. Users who want to compare 1950 with other years, who prefer a more comprehensive sample, or who wish to identify Spanish Americans outside these five states should use SPANNAME rather than SPAN95.

Universe

  • All persons in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

Availability

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Flags

QSPAN95 

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