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Find more Cole 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 1,912 less people named Cole 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 93,746 people named Cole in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Cole in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 91,834 people named Cole were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 28,416 were children
  • For 46,099 females, Helen was the most common name
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 105
  • 7,982 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from New York