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Find more Melcher 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 5 more people named Melcher 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 2,697 people named Melcher in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Melcher in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,702 people named Melcher were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 258 women had paying jobs
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 89
  • 46 reported their race as other than white

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Spanish
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 811 were first-generation Americans
  • 10% were born in foreign countries