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Find more Earl 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 17 more people named Earl 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 9,862 people named Earl in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Earl in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 9,879 people named Earl were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 15% reported their race as other than white
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • For 4,899 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 2,911 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,419 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Ohio
  • 14% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California