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Find more Merle 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 176 more people named Merle 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 710 people named Merle in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% more people named Merle in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 886 people named Merle were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 856 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 102 reported their race as other than white
  • 100 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,756
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 122 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 231 were first-generation Americans
  • 148 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Romania