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Find more Kern 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 714 less people named Kern 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 16,396 people named Kern in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Kern in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 15,682 people named Kern were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6% were disabled
  • 2,597 adults were unmarried
  • 15,171 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 1% reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Pennsylvania German
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 4,241 were first-generation Americans