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Find more Tear 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 71 more people named Tear 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 183 people named Tear in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 39% more people named Tear in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 254 people named Tear were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 10 were disabled
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 13 reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was laborer

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

  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 22 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 54 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio