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Find more Dawn 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 215 more people named Dawn 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 453 people named Dawn in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 47% more people named Dawn in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 668 people named Dawn were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • 623 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 5% were disabled
  • 63%, or 103 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 19% were first-generation Americans
  • 108 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • 33 were born in foreign countries