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Find more Way 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 618 more people named Way 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 8,475 people named Way in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Way in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 9,093 people named Way were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 951 reported their race as other than white
  • 1,051 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,331
  • For 4,586 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 399 were born in foreign countries
  • 12% were first-generation Americans
  • 1,678 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940