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Find more Meredith 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 1,001 more people named Meredith 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 10,298 people named Meredith in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Meredith in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 11,299 people named Meredith were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 54%, or 1,497 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • 32% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 353 were born in foreign countries
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • 10% were first-generation Americans