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Find more Tilson 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 70 less people named Tilson 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 1,719 people named Tilson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Tilson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,649 people named Tilson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 247 adults were unmarried
  • For 836 females, Anna was the most common name
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 518 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • They most commonly lived in Tennessee