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Find more Vanmeter 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 128 less people named Vanmeter 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 1,866 people named Vanmeter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Vanmeter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,738 people named Vanmeter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 48%, or 194 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 624 were children
  • Although 48% were female, the most common name for males was Charles
  • 232 adults were unmarried

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

  • 17 was born in foreign country
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio
  • 5% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Ohio