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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 586 people named Merton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 66% more people named Merton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 971 people named Merton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 177 adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 96 women had paying jobs
  • 93% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 22% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 214 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940