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Find more Otterness 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 22 more people named Otterness 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 185 people named Otterness in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Otterness in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 207 people named Otterness were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 43%, or 23 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 31% of adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 47 hours a week
  • 8 women had paying jobs

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

  • 14 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Norway
  • 32 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 76 were first-generation Americans