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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 376 people named Fess in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Fess in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 436 people named Fess were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • On average men worked 40 hours a week
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 89

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Russia
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 117 were first-generation Americans
  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940