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Find more Bretting 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 25 more people named Bretting 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 49 people named Bretting in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 51% more people named Bretting in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 74 people named Bretting were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 50 hours a week
  • 15 were children
  • For 42 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • 17 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 37% were first-generation Americans
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940