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Find more Zilch 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 27 less people named Zilch 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 247 people named Zilch in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Zilch in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 220 people named Zilch were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 77
  • 53 were children
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 39% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 96 were first-generation Americans