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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 1,404 people named Vanek in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 38% less people named Vanek in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 871 people named Vanek were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 52%, or 112 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 432 females, Mary was the most common name
  • They typically took 7 weeks of vacation a year
  • 157 adults were unmarried

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

  • 389 were born in foreign countries
  • 50% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Czechoslovakia
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois