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Find more Benke 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 192 more people named Benke 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 814 people named Benke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 24% more people named Benke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,006 people named Benke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 269 were children
  • 5% were disabled
  • 37 reported their race as other than white
  • 4% reported their race as other than white

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 369 were first-generation Americans