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Find more Kirkness 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 16 more people named Kirkness 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 61 people named Kirkness in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 26% more people named Kirkness in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 77 people named Kirkness were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1 was disabled
  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,367
  • 60%, or 9 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 4 women had paying jobs

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

  • 13 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 41% were born in foreign countries
  • 19 were first-generation Americans
  • 25 were born in foreign countries