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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 828 people named Telfer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Telfer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 734 people named Telfer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • Although 54% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 88
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • Most fathers originated from Canada English
  • 29% were first-generation Americans
  • 240 were first-generation Americans
  • 132 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940