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Find more Ratzer 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 48 more people named Ratzer 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 124 people named Ratzer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 39% more people named Ratzer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 172 people named Ratzer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 56%, or 23 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 164 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 34 adults were unmarried
  • For 84 females, Fannie was the most common name

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

  • 32 were born in foreign countries
  • 24 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from New Jersey
  • 27% were first-generation Americans