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Find more Benson 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 364 less people named Benson 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 48,550 people named Benson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Benson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 48,186 people named Benson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 23,939 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 29% were children
  • 46,045 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Robert

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 27% were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Sweden
  • 8,534 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 7,105 were born in foreign countries