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Find more Beckley 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 186 less people named Beckley 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 3,123 people named Beckley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Beckley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,937 people named Beckley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 19% of women had paying jobs
  • 426 adults were unmarried
  • For 1,470 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 51%, or 398 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • 483 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • 94 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German