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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 11 people named Kernighan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 45% more people named Kernighan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 16 people named Kernighan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1 woman had paying job
  • 2 owned their homes, valued on average at $1,750
  • The youngest was 19 and the oldest was 94
  • 1 was child

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

  • 5 were first-generation Americans
  • 1 were born in foreign countries
  • 45% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New York