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Find more Melby 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 55 more people named Melby 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 1,234 people named Melby in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Melby in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,289 people named Melby were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 31% were children
  • 51% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,406
  • On average men worked 46 hours a week
  • 43 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Norway
  • 19% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Norway
  • The most common mother tongue was Sean Dinavcain