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Find more Ranft 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 24 more people named Ranft 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 315 people named Ranft in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Ranft in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 339 people named Ranft were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The average annual income was $1,228
  • Most common occupation was machinist
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 14% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 53 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940