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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 213 people named Shonka in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Shonka in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 252 people named Shonka were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was George
  • 43%, or 20 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was proprietor
  • They typically took 11 weeks of vacation a year

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

  • 37% were first-generation Americans
  • 21 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Iowa
  • The most common mother tongue was Hungarian