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Find more Nest 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 117 more people named Nest 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 474 people named Nest in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% more people named Nest in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 591 people named Nest were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 188 were children
  • 59 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,274
  • 30 were disabled
  • For 302 females, Louise was the most common name

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

  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • 66 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 29% were first-generation Americans