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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 84 people named Motzkus in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% less people named Motzkus in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 69 people named Motzkus were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was com press operator
  • Although 46% were female, the most common name for males was Frank
  • For 32 females, Anna was the most common name
  • On average men worked 40 hours a week

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

  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 51% were first-generation Americans
  • 3 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was German