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Find more Jane 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 851 more people named Jane 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 647 people named Jane in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 132% more people named Jane in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,498 people named Jane were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 792 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • The average annual income was $872
  • 43% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,228
  • 23% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 21% were first-generation Americans
  • 14% were born in foreign countries
  • 253 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Slovak