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Find more Wells 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 3,540 less people named Wells 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 87,434 people named Wells in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Wells in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 83,894 people named Wells were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6% were disabled
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 26,269 were children
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 103

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 8,060 were first-generation Americans