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Find more Bena 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 166 more people named Bena 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 329 people named Bena in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 50% more people named Bena in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 495 people named Bena were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 96 adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 45% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,321
  • 474 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Mexico
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 26% were born in foreign countries
  • 80 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940