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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 886 people named Nilsson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% more people named Nilsson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 970 people named Nilsson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 28 were disabled
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 100 women had paying jobs
  • Most common occupation was laborer

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian
  • 133 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in New York