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Find more Dirksen 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 64 less people named Dirksen 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 551 people named Dirksen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Dirksen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 487 people named Dirksen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 41%, or 43 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 88 adults were unmarried
  • 3% were disabled
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 84

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

  • 73 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from South Dakota
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 249 were first-generation Americans