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Find more Dewey 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 901 less people named Dewey 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 8,767 people named Dewey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% less people named Dewey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,866 people named Dewey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 51%, or 1,071 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 355 were disabled
  • 6% were disabled
  • 2,193 were children

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

  • 368 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in New York