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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 313 people named Witson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 312% more people named Witson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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

  • 406 were children
  • The typical household was 2 people
  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was Robert
  • 219 adults were unmarried

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

  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • Most fathers originated from Missouri
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Missouri