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Find more Meares 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 125 more people named Meares 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 676 people named Meares in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Meares in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 801 people named Meares were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 766 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 140 adults were unmarried
  • The average annual income was $1,036
  • 69 women had paying jobs

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

  • 148 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from South Carolina
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940