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Find more Nicholson 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 1,112 more people named Nicholson 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 25,969 people named Nicholson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Nicholson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 27,081 people named Nicholson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 98
  • For 13,685 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 12% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 4,811 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 4,226 were first-generation Americans
  • 16% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German