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Find more Washington 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 2,139 more people named Washington 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 63,969 people named Washington in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Washington in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 66,108 people named Washington were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 2 people
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 114
  • 23,515 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Louisiana
  • Most immigrants originated from United States
  • 2,421 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Mississippi