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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 83 people named Appelton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 111% more people named Appelton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 175 people named Appelton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27% were children
  • 29 adults were unmarried
  • The average annual income was $973
  • 54% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,323

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

  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • 19% were born in foreign countries
  • 20% were first-generation Americans