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Find more Trotter 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 1,960 less people named Trotter 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 8,455 people named Trotter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 23% less people named Trotter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,495 people named Trotter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 2,074 were children
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 38% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,739

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was Bohemian
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada