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Find more Oliver 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 981 more people named Oliver 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 56,007 people named Oliver in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Oliver in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 56,988 people named Oliver were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 18,475 were children
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 19% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940