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Find more Boatner 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 65 more people named Boatner 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 636 people named Boatner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Boatner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 701 people named Boatner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 17% of women had paying jobs
  • 4% were disabled
  • 29% owned their homes, valued on average at $1,931
  • 21% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 163 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • 3 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Alabama