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Find more Torkelson 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 189 less people named Torkelson 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 1,237 people named Torkelson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% less people named Torkelson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,048 people named Torkelson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 127 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,545
  • 228 adults were unmarried
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 297 were children

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

  • 181 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Wisconsin
  • 205 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Minnesota