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Find more Seltzer 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 233 less people named Seltzer 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 3,102 people named Seltzer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Seltzer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,869 people named Seltzer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 100 were disabled
  • 686 were children
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 62%, or 490 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • Most fathers originated from Poland
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 899 were born in foreign countries
  • 34% were first-generation Americans