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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 54 people named Rare in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 181% more people named Rare in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 152 people named Rare were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 7 reported their race as other than white
  • 3 were disabled
  • 5% reported their race as other than white
  • 50% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,544

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 10 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Croatian