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Find more Rochester 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 98 more people named Rochester 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 1,480 people named Rochester in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Rochester in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,578 people named Rochester were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 87
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week
  • 59 were disabled
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 154 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most fathers originated from Ohio