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Find more Michaels 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 564 more people named Michaels 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 6,198 people named Michaels in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% more people named Michaels in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,762 people named Michaels were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • The average annual income was $1,130
  • For 3,361 females, Helen was the most common name
  • Most common occupation was laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,034 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 13% were born in foreign countries
  • 31% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania