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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 1,713 people named Axtell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Axtell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,574 people named Axtell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 807 females, Mary was the most common name
  • Most common occupation was teacher
  • 43%, or 187 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 5% were disabled

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

  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Iowa
  • 44 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish