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Find more Williams 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 32,614 more people named Williams 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 676,800 people named Williams in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Williams in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 709,414 people named Williams were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 108
  • For 358,311 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 29,109 were disabled
  • Most common occupation was maid

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 61,041 were first-generation Americans
  • 9% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Georgia