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Find more Drinkwater 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 105 less people named Drinkwater 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 1,347 people named Drinkwater in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Drinkwater in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,242 people named Drinkwater were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 4% reported their race as other than white
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 97

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Maine
  • 285 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • The most common mother tongue was Finnish