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Find more Merkel 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 23 more people named Merkel 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 3,536 people named Merkel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more person named Merkel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,559 people named Merkel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 671 adults were unmarried
  • The average annual income was $1,109
  • 989 were children
  • Most common occupation was clerk

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 12% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • 1,111 were first-generation Americans