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Find more Childress 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 13 more people named Childress 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 10,515 people named Childress in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Childress in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 10,528 people named Childress were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 910 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,206
  • For 5,266 females, Annie was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Cherokee
  • Most immigrants originated from United States
  • 3% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Virginia