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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 69 people named Herness in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 86% more people named Herness in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 128 people named Herness were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 12 weeks of vacation a year
  • For 61 females, Helen was the most common name
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 72
  • 4 were disabled

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Norway
  • 3 were born in foreign countries
  • 49% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian