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Find more Melanson 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 59 more people named Melanson 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 1,996 people named Melanson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Melanson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,055 people named Melanson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 59 reported their race as other than white
  • 65%, or 286 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 76 were disabled
  • For 1,031 females, Elizabeth was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 745 were first-generation Americans
  • 709 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • Most fathers originated from Massachusetts