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Find more Mayers 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 2,342 more people named Mayers 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 3,647 people named Mayers in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 64% more people named Mayers in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,989 people named Mayers were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 98
  • 42% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,183
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 5,719 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 982 were first-generation Americans
  • 13% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany