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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 872 people named Braaten in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% less people named Braaten in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 722 people named Braaten were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 49 hours a week
  • For 350 females, Gladys was the most common name
  • 4% were disabled
  • 134 adults were unmarried

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

  • 127 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 50% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian
  • Most mothers originated from Minnesota