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Find more Homer 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 327 more people named Homer 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 6,163 people named Homer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Homer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,490 people named Homer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 1,044 adults were unmarried
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 714 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,579

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 1,112 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 443 were born in foreign countries