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Find more Bednar 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 7 more people named Bednar 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 1,783 people named Bednar in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Bednar in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,790 people named Bednar were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,750 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 47%, or 186 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 50 were disabled
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Joseph

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

  • 152 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 459 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Slovak
  • 58% were first-generation Americans