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Find more Melbourne 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 17 less people named Melbourne 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 415 people named Melbourne in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Melbourne in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 398 people named Melbourne were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26% were children
  • Although 57% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 385 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 48% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,639

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 27% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 10% were born in foreign countries