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Find more Riddle 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 622 more people named Riddle 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 15,937 people named Riddle in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Riddle in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 16,559 people named Riddle were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 8,213 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • 1,628 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,600

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 3,456 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • 297 were born in foreign countries
  • 1,201 were first-generation Americans