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Find more Palmer 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 1,766 less people named Palmer 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 80,394 people named Palmer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Palmer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 78,628 people named Palmer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 11,896 adults were unmarried
  • The average annual income was $983
  • 54%, or 10,980 people, lived in homes they rented
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • 4,226 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Italian