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Find more Backel 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 54 more people named Backel 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 61 people named Backel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 89% more people named Backel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 115 people named Backel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 5% were disabled
  • 29% of adults were unmarried
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Victor

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • 36% were first-generation Americans