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Find more Last 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 11 less people named Last 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 1,064 people named Last in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Last in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,053 people named Last were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 522 females, Ethel was the most common name
  • 27% of adults were unmarried
  • 53%, or 145 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 128 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Austria
  • 254 were born in foreign countries