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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 289 people named Ess in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Ess in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 279 people named Ess were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 10 reported their race as other than white
  • 57 adults were unmarried
  • 271 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 39 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,815

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • 42 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 19 were born in foreign countries