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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 561 people named Rester in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 64% more people named Rester in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 920 people named Rester were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • 51%, or 129 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 465 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 16% of women had paying jobs

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

  • They most commonly lived in Louisiana
  • 22 were born in foreign countries
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940