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Find more Cantrell 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 537 less people named Cantrell 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 13,211 people named Cantrell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Cantrell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,674 people named Cantrell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,536 adults were unmarried
  • 4,917 were children
  • For 6,196 females, Betty was the most common name
  • 4% reported their race as other than white

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

  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 86 was born in foreign country
  • 515 were first-generation Americans