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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 466 people named Lessley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Lessley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 483 people named Lessley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 87
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 58 adults were unmarried
  • 12% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 42 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Arkansas
  • Most fathers originated from Arkansas
  • They most commonly lived in Oklahoma