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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 594 people named Besson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 49% more people named Besson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 884 people named Besson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 32% were children
  • 5% were disabled
  • 44% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,525
  • Most common occupation was farmer

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

  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • 16% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Oklahoma