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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 62 people named Vates in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 273% more people named Vates in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 231 people named Vates were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 50% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,621
  • 25% of adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • For 112 females, Helen was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 3% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Tennessee
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 2 were born in foreign countries