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Find more Rod 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 154 more people named Rod 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 357 people named Rod in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 43% more people named Rod in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 511 people named Rod were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 47 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,461
  • 28% of women had paying jobs
  • 56%, or 62 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 192 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 104 were born in foreign countries
  • 76 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Iowa
  • 37% were first-generation Americans