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Find more Char 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 97 more people named Char 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 269 people named Char in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 36% more people named Char in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 366 people named Char were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27% of adults were unmarried
  • For 171 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 354 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 79

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Austria
  • 44% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from China
  • 119 were first-generation Americans