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Find more Messier 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 89 more people named Messier 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 1,885 people named Messier in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Messier in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,974 people named Messier were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 1,002 females, Rose was the most common name
  • 5% were disabled
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • The typical household was 3 people

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

  • 46% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Canada French
  • They most commonly lived in Massachusetts
  • Most fathers originated from Canada French