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Find more Rafter 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 27 less people named Rafter 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 1,089 people named Rafter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Rafter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,062 people named Rafter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 556 females, Anna was the most common name
  • 59%, or 164 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 90
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 37% were first-generation Americans
  • 169 were born in foreign countries
  • 408 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland