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Find more Bedford 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 266 more people named Bedford 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 4,790 people named Bedford in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Bedford in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,056 people named Bedford were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4,814 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 30% were children
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 15% were first-generation Americans
  • 994 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940