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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 13,521 people named Metcalf in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Metcalf in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,497 people named Metcalf were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 959 women had paying jobs
  • 51%, or 1,629 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 20% of adults were unmarried
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 98

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

  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 571 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from North Carolina
  • 1,704 were first-generation Americans