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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 594 people named Alva in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 19% more people named Alva in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 709 people named Alva were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 87
  • They typically took 13 weeks of vacation a year
  • 5% were disabled
  • The average annual income was $644

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 38% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Spanish
  • 42% were born in foreign countries
  • 106 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940