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Find more Collins 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 8,697 more people named Collins 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 150,029 people named Collins in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Collins in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 158,726 people named Collins were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 14,393 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,015
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 6% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 8,325 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • 29,619 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was French