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Find more Bechner 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 207 more people named Bechner 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 70 people named Bechner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 296% more people named Bechner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 277 people named Bechner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 271 rented out rooms to boarders
  • They typically took 12 weeks of vacation a year
  • 96 were children
  • 19 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,326

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Austria
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Virginia
  • 8 were born in foreign countries