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Find more Britain 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 35 more people named Britain 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 436 people named Britain in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Britain in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 471 people named Britain were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 164 were children
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 51% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,746
  • 466 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Alabama
  • Most fathers originated from Kansas
  • 3% were born in foreign countries
  • 103 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940