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Find more Williston 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 33 less people named Williston 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 515 people named Williston in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Williston in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 482 people named Williston were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 51 reported their race as other than white
  • Although 53% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • 55 women had paying jobs
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 105 were first-generation Americans
  • 20% were first-generation Americans
  • 13% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada