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Find more Able 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 581 less people named Able 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 2,405 people named Able in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 24% less people named Able in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,824 people named Able were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 7% were disabled
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 94
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • 12% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 291 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 358 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940