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Find more Candle 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 101 less people named Candle 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 1,316 people named Candle in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Candle in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,215 people named Candle were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,172 rented out rooms to boarders
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 160 adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was farmer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 268 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina