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Find more Mendez 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 2,031 less people named Mendez 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 8,116 people named Mendez in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% less people named Mendez in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,085 people named Mendez were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 2,196 females, Carmen was the most common name
  • They typically took 12 weeks of vacation a year
  • 5,910 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 92

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

  • 1,973 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Lithuanian
  • 684 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1,765 were first-generation Americans