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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 34,690 people named Waters in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more person named Waters in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 35,025 people named Waters were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 19% of women had paying jobs
  • For 17,647 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • 12% were first-generation Americans
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 6,685 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Georgia