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Find more Dykstra 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 227 more people named Dykstra 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 2,597 people named Dykstra in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% more people named Dykstra in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,824 people named Dykstra were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 62 were disabled
  • For 1,383 females, Gertrude was the most common name
  • 187 women had paying jobs

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

  • Most fathers originated from Holland
  • The most common mother tongue was Dutch
  • 51% were first-generation Americans
  • 1,316 were first-generation Americans