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Find more Balls 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 288 more people named Balls 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 660 people named Balls in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 44% more people named Balls in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 948 people named Balls were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 911 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 98 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,712
  • 31 were disabled
  • 145 adults were unmarried

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

  • 186 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 47 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most mothers originated from England