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Find more Wedel 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 46 more people named Wedel 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 1,244 people named Wedel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Wedel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,290 people named Wedel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,239 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 59% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,048
  • 28% were children
  • 256 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 253 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 11% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany