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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 132 people named Smerling in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Smerling in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 142 people named Smerling were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1% reported their race as other than white
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • 26% were children
  • Most common occupation was salesman

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

  • 53 were first-generation Americans
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • They most commonly lived in New York