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Find more Waldo 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 557 less people named Waldo 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 2,679 people named Waldo in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 21% less people named Waldo in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,122 people named Waldo were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 52%, or 289 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 4% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 90

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 145 were born in foreign countries
  • 438 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 352 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940