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Find more Nation 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 211 more people named Nation 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 2,755 people named Nation in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Nation in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,966 people named Nation were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 248 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,023
  • 5% reported their race as other than white
  • For 1,471 females, Betty was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • 55 were born in foreign countries
  • 186 were first-generation Americans
  • 26% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940