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Find more Rays 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 222 more people named Rays 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 191 people named Rays in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 116% more people named Rays in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 413 people named Rays were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 13 were disabled
  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • The typical household was 2 people
  • For 197 females, Jessie was the most common name

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Spanish
  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • 45 were born in foreign countries