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Find more Burress 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 128 less people named Burress 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 1,768 people named Burress in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Burress in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,640 people named Burress were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 810 females, Ruth was the most common name
  • 148 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,211
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 85 were first-generation Americans
  • 5% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Kentucky