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Find more Durance 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 34 more people named Durance 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 123 people named Durance in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 28% more people named Durance in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 157 people named Durance were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 50%, or 19 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 50% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,358
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John

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

  • 12 were born in foreign countries
  • 10% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan
  • 17% were first-generation Americans