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Find more Meals 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 85 more people named Meals 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 713 people named Meals in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Meals in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 798 people named Meals were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 247 were children
  • 6% were disabled
  • 82 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,476
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 93

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

  • They most commonly lived in Tennessee
  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • 6 was born in foreign country
  • 25 were first-generation Americans