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Find more Chen 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 226 more people named Chen 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 442 people named Chen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 51% more people named Chen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 668 people named Chen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 49 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,972
  • 4% were disabled
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 80
  • Most common occupation was cook

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

  • 178 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 137 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California