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Find more Dames 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 208 more people named Dames 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 674 people named Dames in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 31% more people named Dames in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 882 people named Dames were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 28% were children
  • 59%, or 137 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 447 females, Louise was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Bahamas
  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • 112 were born in foreign countries
  • 29% were first-generation Americans