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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 440 people named Vanfossen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Vanfossen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 431 people named Vanfossen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 45%, or 52 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 7% were disabled
  • 63 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,163

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

  • 19 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Virginia
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940