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Find more Messenger 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 170 less people named Messenger 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 3,173 people named Messenger in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Messenger in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,003 people named Messenger were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 17% of women had paying jobs

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

  • Most fathers originated from West Virginia
  • They most commonly lived in West Virginia
  • 523 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 218 were born in foreign countries