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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 363 people named Brechtel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Brechtel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 339 people named Brechtel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 53% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 86 were children
  • 11 were disabled
  • Most common occupation was laborer

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

  • 31% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Louisiana
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 9% were born in foreign countries