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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 3,447 people named Alderson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Alderson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,687 people named Alderson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,034 were children
  • For 1,842 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • 51%, or 485 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • They most commonly lived in Tennessee
  • 14% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Virginia
  • 166 were born in foreign countries