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Find more Rainey 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 884 more people named Rainey 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 9,631 people named Rainey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% more people named Rainey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 10,515 people named Rainey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 10,047 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 5,321 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 22% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Georgia
  • 2,178 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 9% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia