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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 15,894 people named Bernard in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Bernard in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 16,805 people named Bernard were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 57%, or 2,362 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 8,364 females, Helen was the most common name
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 2,366 were born in foreign countries
  • 26% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 2,400 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940