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Find more Kerr 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 1,917 less people named Kerr 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 27,207 people named Kerr in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Kerr in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 25,290 people named Kerr were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,356 women had paying jobs
  • For 12,852 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 6,974 were children
  • The average annual income was $1,164

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 18% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 11% were born in foreign countries