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Find more Oakland 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 74 more people named Oakland 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 706 people named Oakland in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Oakland in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 780 people named Oakland were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 91
  • 54%, or 105 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 751 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 27% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 341 were first-generation Americans
  • 142 were born in foreign countries
  • 139 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Minnesota