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Find more Bless 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 252 more people named Bless 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 464 people named Bless in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 54% more people named Bless in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 716 people named Bless were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 188 were children
  • For 363 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 2% reported their race as other than white
  • 69 women had paying jobs

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 28% were first-generation Americans
  • 129 were first-generation Americans
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940