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Find more Barnell 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 220 more people named Barnell 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 557 people named Barnell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 40% more people named Barnell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 777 people named Barnell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 87 reported their race as other than white
  • 6% were disabled
  • 72 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,684
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Italian
  • 38 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Italy