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Find more Close 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 888 less people named Close 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 5,578 people named Close in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% less people named Close in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,690 people named Close were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 791 adults were unmarried
  • 51%, or 644 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 94
  • The typical household was 3 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 341 were born in foreign countries
  • 18% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from New York