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Find more Maxwell 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 548 less people named Maxwell 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 35,133 people named Maxwell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Maxwell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 34,585 people named Maxwell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • 1,472 were disabled
  • 33,121 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 17,538 females, Margaret was the most common name

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

  • Most fathers originated from Georgia
  • 6,762 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German