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Find more Will 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 1,306 more people named Will 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 7,181 people named Will in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Will in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 8,487 people named Will were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,164 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,503
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • 53% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,503
  • 8,185 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 799 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 11% were born in foreign countries
  • 29% were first-generation Americans