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Find more Roley 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 157 more people named Roley 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 744 people named Roley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 21% more people named Roley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 901 people named Roley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,010
  • 55%, or 123 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1% were born in foreign countries
  • 8 was born in foreign country
  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • 203 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940