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Find more Rachel 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 311 more people named Rachel 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 984 people named Rachel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 32% more people named Rachel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,295 people named Rachel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 58%, or 168 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 33% were children
  • 17% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 82 were born in foreign countries
  • 22% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • 215 were first-generation Americans