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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 2,615 people named Nissen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Nissen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,330 people named Nissen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • For 1,136 females, Anna was the most common name
  • 14% of women had paying jobs
  • 51%, or 325 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • Most fathers originated from Iowa
  • 43% were first-generation Americans
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 607 were born in foreign countries