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Find more Eckel 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 187 less people named Eckel 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 1,606 people named Eckel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Eckel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,419 people named Eckel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 280 adults were unmarried
  • 352 were children
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 26% of adults were unmarried

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

  • Most mothers originated from New Jersey
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 30% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from New Jersey