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Find more Backes 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 68 less people named Backes 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 997 people named Backes in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Backes in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 929 people named Backes were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 100 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,919
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 54%, or 125 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 27% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 78 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most fathers originated from Iowa
  • 8% were born in foreign countries