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Find more Danish 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 40 more people named Danish 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 394 people named Danish in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Danish in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 434 people named Danish were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 46 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,403
  • 52%, or 54 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 30% of adults were unmarried
  • For 203 females, Helen was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 107 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Hungary
  • 49% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Czechoslovakia