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Find more Holmes 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 7,634 less people named Holmes 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 74,108 people named Holmes in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% less people named Holmes in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 66,474 people named Holmes were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • For 33,919 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 58%, or 9,824 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 6,714 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,235

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 3,988 were born in foreign countries
  • 12,152 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from England