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Find more Jess 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 66 more people named Jess 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 867 people named Jess in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% more people named Jess in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 933 people named Jess were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 25% of adults were unmarried
  • 70 women had paying jobs
  • 44%, or 115 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 167 were born in foreign countries