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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 1,529 people named Dear in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 23% more people named Dear in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,879 people named Dear were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 31% were children
  • 5% were disabled
  • 15% reported their race as other than white
  • 577 were children

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

  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • 207 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania