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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 2,095 people named Vela in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% more people named Vela in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,419 people named Vela were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 4 people
  • 366 adults were unmarried
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 89
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Jose

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

  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • 39% were first-generation Americans
  • 584 were born in foreign countries