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Find more Willis 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 2,323 more people named Willis 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 59,403 people named Willis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Willis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 61,726 people named Willis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 58%, or 8,646 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 30,868 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • The average annual income was $791

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 3% were born in foreign countries
  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • 12,418 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940