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Find more Thompkins 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 295 more people named Thompkins 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 2,125 people named Thompkins in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% more people named Thompkins in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,420 people named Thompkins were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 40% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 436 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 178 were first-generation Americans