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Find more Plank 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 84 less people named Plank 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 3,596 people named Plank in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Plank in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,512 people named Plank were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5% were disabled
  • 141 were disabled
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • Most common occupation was farmer

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 14% were first-generation Americans