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Find more Elsner 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 119 less people named Elsner 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 1,328 people named Elsner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Elsner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,209 people named Elsner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 306 were children
  • For 585 females, Helen was the most common name
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 53% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,726

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

  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • 40% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 22% were born in foreign countries