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Find more Banister 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 608 less people named Banister 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 2,156 people named Banister in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 28% less people named Banister in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,548 people named Banister were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 219 adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • 1,500 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Missouri
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 309 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 7% were first-generation Americans