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Find more Merriam 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 186 less people named Merriam 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 1,934 people named Merriam in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% less people named Merriam in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,748 people named Merriam were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 95
  • 5% were disabled
  • 47%, or 248 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 902 females, Grace was the most common name

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

  • 17% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • 151 were born in foreign countries
  • 263 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940