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Find more White 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 21,598 more people named White 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 328,873 people named White in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named White in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 350,471 people named White were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 176,984 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 77,738 reported their race as other than white
  • 32% were children
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 14,432 were born in foreign countries
  • 38,822 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from North Carolina
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada