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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 191 people named Nichels in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 262% more people named Nichels in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 692 people named Nichels were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 16% of women had paying jobs
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 43% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,337

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 140 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 11% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany