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Find more Nichols 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 1,454 less people named Nichols 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 71,073 people named Nichols in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Nichols in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 69,619 people named Nichols were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 55%, or 9,645 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 35,019 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 9% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 2,860 were born in foreign countries
  • 13,953 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 12% were first-generation Americans
  • 8,551 were first-generation Americans