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Find more Frederick 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 1,239 more people named Frederick 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 17,589 people named Frederick in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Frederick in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 18,828 people named Frederick were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • For 9,445 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 2,152 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,299
  • 18,188 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 22% were first-generation Americans
  • 1,401 were born in foreign countries
  • 3,167 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940