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Find more Matter 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 932 more people named Matter 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 1,805 people named Matter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 52% more people named Matter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,737 people named Matter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 126 reported their race as other than white
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 92
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 481 adults were unmarried

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

  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 25% were first-generation Americans
  • 407 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Germany