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Find more Alston 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 417 more people named Alston 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 8,695 people named Alston in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Alston in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 9,112 people named Alston were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was maid
  • For 4,670 females, Annie was the most common name
  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • 39% were children

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

  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina
  • 3% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from North Carolina
  • 1,811 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940