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Find more Wilson 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 18,860 more people named Wilson 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 404,527 people named Wilson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Wilson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 423,387 people named Wilson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 83,962 reported their race as other than white
  • 39,323 women had paying jobs
  • 41,993 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,899
  • 63,043 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 45,646 were first-generation Americans
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 18,908 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania