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Find more Messina 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 743 more people named Messina 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 4,542 people named Messina in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Messina in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,285 people named Messina were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5,191 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 14 reported their race as other than white
  • 1,731 were children
  • 98% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 423 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 2,505 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New Jersey
  • Most mothers originated from New York