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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 278 people named Semel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% more people named Semel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 334 people named Semel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 31% of adults were unmarried
  • For 160 females, Clara was the most common name
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 76

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Poland
  • 108 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Austria
  • 140 were first-generation Americans