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Find more Quill 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 215 less people named Quill 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 991 people named Quill in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% less people named Quill in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 776 people named Quill were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 7% reported their race as other than white
  • 32 were disabled
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 229 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 374 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 63 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania