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Find more Benning 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 157 more people named Benning 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 2,068 people named Benning in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Benning in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,225 people named Benning were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 14% reported their race as other than white
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 601 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 330 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940