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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 144 people named Melear in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Melear in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 167 people named Melear were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 65%, or 26 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 162 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 4 were disabled

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

  • 3% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Georgia
  • 54 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Alabama