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Find more Wax 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 52 less people named Wax 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 1,253 people named Wax in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Wax in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,201 people named Wax were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 205 adults were unmarried
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 309 were children
  • 32% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,467

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Louisiana
  • 192 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 32% were born in foreign countries