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Find more Bell 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 7,334 more people named Bell 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 136,798 people named Bell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Bell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 144,132 people named Bell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21,493 adults were unmarried
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • The average annual income was $862
  • 22% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • 5% were born in foreign countries
  • 12% were first-generation Americans