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Find more Bright 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 572 more people named Bright 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 16,980 people named Bright in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Bright in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,552 people named Bright were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6% were disabled
  • 5,694 were children
  • 18% reported their race as other than white
  • 16,835 rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio
  • 1,540 were first-generation Americans
  • 3,125 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940