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Find more Rainwater 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 376 more people named Rainwater 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 2,748 people named Rainwater in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% more people named Rainwater in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,124 people named Rainwater were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4% reported their race as other than white
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • 35% owned their homes, valued on average at $1,912
  • 1,112 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 109 were first-generation Americans
  • 757 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Texas