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For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 8 more
named Abels in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.
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There were 898 people named Abels in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more
in the United States. What was life like for them?
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In 1940, 906 people
named Abels were living in the United States. In a snapshot:
Although 48% were female, the most common name for males was John
5% were disabled
The typical household was 3 people
97% rented out rooms to boarders
Learn where they came from and where they went.
As Abels families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:
24% were first-generation Americans
The most common mother tongue was German
Most fathers originated from New York
176 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940