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Find more Dan 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 194 more people named Dan 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 1,089 people named Dan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Dan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,283 people named Dan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 53 were disabled
  • 21% of women had paying jobs
  • 1,225 rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 207 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 229 were born in foreign countries