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Find more Mcelroy 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 1,068 less people named Mcelroy 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 13,400 people named Mcelroy in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Mcelroy in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,332 people named Mcelroy were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 19% of women had paying jobs
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 42% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,283

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • 2,180 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 16% were first-generation Americans
  • 5% were born in foreign countries