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Find more Filson 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 107 more people named Filson 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 796 people named Filson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% more people named Filson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 903 people named Filson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 50%, or 135 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 131 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,894
  • 865 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The average annual income was $1,211

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

  • 31 were born in foreign countries
  • 157 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish