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Find more Refer 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 90 more people named Refer 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 33 people named Refer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 273% more people named Refer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 123 people named Refer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 47% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,229
  • 19% of adults were unmarried
  • 6% were disabled
  • The typical household was 2 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 6% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Iowa
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 24% were first-generation Americans