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Find more Benford 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 246 more people named Benford 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 1,525 people named Benford in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Benford in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,771 people named Benford were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 66%, or 289 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 32% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,538
  • 7% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 304 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 32 were born in foreign countries
  • 2% were born in foreign countries