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Find more Lighter 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 75 less people named Lighter 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 442 people named Lighter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% less people named Lighter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 367 people named Lighter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 69 adults were unmarried
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 37 women had paying jobs
  • 45% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,913

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Iowa
  • Most fathers originated from Iowa
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 10% were born in foreign countries