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Find more Vail 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 577 less people named Vail 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 6,413 people named Vail in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Vail in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,836 people named Vail were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5,604 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 2% reported their race as other than white
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 49%, or 785 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 942 were first-generation Americans
  • 1,057 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 271 were born in foreign countries