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Find more Colston 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 183 less people named Colston 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 1,508 people named Colston in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Colston in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,325 people named Colston were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 178 adults were unmarried
  • 475 reported their race as other than white
  • 105 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,752

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • 120 were first-generation Americans
  • 47 were born in foreign countries