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Find more Alexander 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 4,531 more people named Alexander 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 89,886 people named Alexander in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Alexander in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 94,417 people named Alexander were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • The average annual income was $875
  • 31% were children
  • 38% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,999

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Scotland
  • 6% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Tennessee
  • Most fathers originated from Tennessee