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Find more Searles 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 688 less people named Searles 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 3,794 people named Searles in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% less people named Searles in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,106 people named Searles were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 519 adults were unmarried
  • 367 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,609
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 92

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from South Carolina
  • 194 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from South Carolina
  • 15% were first-generation Americans