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Find more Elson 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 442 more people named Elson 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 1,879 people named Elson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 24% more people named Elson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,321 people named Elson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 78 were disabled
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 47% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,161
  • The average annual income was $1,116

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Ohio
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • 15% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia