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Find more Luft 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 16 more people named Luft 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 1,463 people named Luft in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more person named Luft in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,479 people named Luft were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 50%, or 194 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 405 were children

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

  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • 287 were born in foreign countries
  • 248 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio