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Find more Ellis 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 3,412 more people named Ellis 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 93,758 people named Ellis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Ellis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 97,170 people named Ellis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • The average annual income was $902
  • 14,148 adults were unmarried
  • 8,611 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940