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Find more Jesse 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 46 more people named Jesse 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 2,134 people named Jesse in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Jesse in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,180 people named Jesse were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 243 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,159
  • 2,095 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 633 were children
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 244 were born in foreign countries
  • 435 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany