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Find more Whalen 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 1,880 less people named Whalen 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 15,346 people named Whalen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Whalen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 13,466 people named Whalen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 12,816 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 3,057 adults were unmarried
  • 171 reported their race as other than white

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

  • They most commonly lived in Massachusetts
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 13% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940