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Find more Hester 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 1,212 more people named Hester 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 15,965 people named Hester in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Hester in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,177 people named Hester were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • 16% of women had paying jobs
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • For 8,563 females, Betty was the most common name

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

  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • 22% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 5% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was French