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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 2,286 people named Drayton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Drayton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,506 people named Drayton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 1,290 females, Elizabeth was the most common name
  • 36% were children
  • Most common occupation was maid
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 92

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

  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Georgia
  • 156 were first-generation Americans
  • 128 were born in foreign countries