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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 906 people named Ratz in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 66% more people named Ratz in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,503 people named Ratz were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 141 women had paying jobs
  • 144 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,824
  • 62%, or 243 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 25% were children

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

  • 13% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 266 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois