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Find more Merchant 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 250 less people named Merchant 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 5,863 people named Merchant in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Merchant in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,613 people named Merchant were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 446 women had paying jobs
  • 46% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,817
  • 1,761 were children
  • 653 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,817

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Massachusetts
  • 276 were born in foreign countries