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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 482 people named Water in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 174% more people named Water in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,322 people named Water were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 63%, or 198 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 290 reported their race as other than white
  • 236 adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 32 were born in foreign countries
  • 75 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Maryland
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany