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Find more Duke 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 270 less people named Duke 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 17,826 people named Duke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Duke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,556 people named Duke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 8,768 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 39% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,878
  • The typical household was 3 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 651 were born in foreign countries
  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Georgia