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Find more Benes 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 113 more people named Benes 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 1,014 people named Benes in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Benes in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,127 people named Benes were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21% of women had paying jobs
  • 27% of adults were unmarried
  • 50%, or 145 people, lived in homes they rented
  • They typically took 7 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • 258 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Czechoslovakia