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Find more Waddell 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 567 more people named Waddell 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 9,700 people named Waddell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Waddell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 10,267 people named Waddell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 54%, or 1,371 people, lived in homes they rented
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 1,458 adults were unmarried

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Scotland
  • 469 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • Most mothers originated from North Carolina