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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 73,229 people named Hanson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Hanson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 74,797 people named Hanson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 48%, or 9,307 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 19% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Sweden
  • Most immigrants originated from Norway
  • 13,002 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940