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Find more Graves 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 8,355 less people named Graves 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 41,407 people named Graves in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% less people named Graves in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 33,052 people named Graves were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4,859 adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • For 16,741 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 9% were first-generation Americans
  • 6,630 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940