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Find more Bannister 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 358 more people named Bannister 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 3,410 people named Bannister in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Bannister in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,768 people named Bannister were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 57%, or 548 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 401 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,127
  • For 1,885 females, Mary was the most common name
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week

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

  • 282 were born in foreign countries
  • 16% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • Most mothers originated from England