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Find more Watrous 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 53 less people named Watrous 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 1,396 people named Watrous in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Watrous in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,343 people named Watrous were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 60% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,262
  • For 697 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 71 were disabled
  • Most common occupation was farmer

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

  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • 12% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • They most commonly lived in California