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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 1,324 people named Leist in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Leist in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,372 people named Leist were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 700 females, Edna was the most common name
  • 368 were children
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • 184 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,993

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

  • 23% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Indiana
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 129 were born in foreign countries