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Find more Becktel 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 260 more people named Becktel 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 168 people named Becktel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 155% more people named Becktel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 428 people named Becktel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • 412 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 49%, or 54 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 57 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,373

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 96 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 6 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada