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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 936 people named Bontrager in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 54% more people named Bontrager in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,442 people named Bontrager were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4% were disabled
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 45%, or 114 people, lived in homes they rented
  • On average men worked 52 hours a week

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Pennsylvania Dutch
  • 33 were first-generation Americans
  • 5 was born in foreign country
  • 391 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940