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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 1,212 people named Fentress in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Fentress in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,245 people named Fentress were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 127 women had paying jobs
  • 254 reported their race as other than white
  • 52 were disabled
  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was James

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

  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Kentucky
  • 25 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Virginia