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Find more Coles 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 839 less people named Coles 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 7,176 people named Coles in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Coles in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,337 people named Coles were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6% were disabled
  • 94% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 57%, or 902 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 2,489 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 973 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 6% were born in foreign countries
  • 959 were first-generation Americans