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Find more Merles 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 103 more people named Merles 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 35 people named Merles in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 294% more people named Merles in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 138 people named Merles were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 31% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,322
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Roy
  • 12% of women had paying jobs
  • The average annual income was $693

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

  • 20% were born in foreign countries
  • 37% were first-generation Americans
  • 24% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 13 were first-generation Americans