You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Carlson 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 683 less people named Carlson in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.

Gender

Create, build, and explore your family tree.

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 86,566 people named Carlson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Carlson in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 85,883 people named Carlson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Carl
  • 52% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,210
  • 17,459 adults were unmarried
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 99

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 46% were first-generation Americans
  • 34% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • 39,854 were first-generation Americans