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Find more Barnes 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 4,886 less people named Barnes 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 99,323 people named Barnes in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Barnes in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 94,437 people named Barnes were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 3,831 were disabled
  • 8,457 women had paying jobs
  • 13,452 adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Georgia
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • Most immigrants originated from England