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Find more Watkins 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 2,072 more people named Watkins 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 55,856 people named Watkins in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Watkins in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 57,928 people named Watkins were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • Most common occupation was maid
  • 38% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,707
  • 59%, or 8,187 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Virginia
  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina
  • 3% were born in foreign countries
  • 1,410 were born in foreign countries