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Find more Walker 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 6,662 more people named Walker 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 244,088 people named Walker in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Walker in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 250,750 people named Walker were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • For 126,502 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 23,464 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,824
  • 10,368 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 10% were first-generation Americans
  • 9,155 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German