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Find more Linger 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 284 more people named Linger 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 1,038 people named Linger in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 27% more people named Linger in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,322 people named Linger were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 111 women had paying jobs
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 90
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in West Virginia
  • 162 were first-generation Americans
  • 194 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940