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Find more Benns 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 303 more people named Benns 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 303 people named Benns in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 100% more people named Benns in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 606 people named Benns were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 30% were children
  • For 309 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • The average annual income was $1,059

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • 37 were born in foreign countries
  • 57 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 12% were born in foreign countries