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Find more Reel 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 361 more people named Reel 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 2,750 people named Reel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% more people named Reel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,111 people named Reel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 124 were disabled
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • The average annual income was $919

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

  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • 607 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 10% were first-generation Americans
  • 2% were born in foreign countries