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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 139 people named Vanfossan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% less people named Vanfossan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 114 people named Vanfossan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was welder
  • 61% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,254
  • 14 adults were unmarried
  • 22 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,254

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 1% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Ohio
  • 1 was born in foreign country