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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 197 people named Bessell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 126% more people named Bessell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 445 people named Bessell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 81 adults were unmarried
  • The average annual income was $1,232
  • 58%, or 63 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 4% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 8% were born in foreign countries
  • 15 were born in foreign countries
  • 44 were first-generation Americans