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Find more Terpstra 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 166 more people named Terpstra 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 619 people named Terpstra in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 27% more people named Terpstra in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 785 people named Terpstra were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 95 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,407
  • For 372 females, Jennie was the most common name
  • 58% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,407
  • Although 47% were female, the most common name for males was Richard

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

  • 156 were born in foreign countries
  • 49% were first-generation Americans
  • 25% were born in foreign countries
  • 302 were first-generation Americans