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Find more Cottam 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 17 less people named Cottam 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 429 people named Cottam in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Cottam in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 412 people named Cottam were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 200 females, Gertrude was the most common name
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 10 reported their race as other than white
  • 18% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 78 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 119 were first-generation Americans
  • 13% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940