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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 878 people named Orwig in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Orwig in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 853 people named Orwig were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 107 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,219
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • They typically took 7 weeks of vacation a year
  • 5% were disabled

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

  • 11 was born in foreign country
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • Most immigrants originated from Scotland
  • The most common mother tongue was Finnish