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Find more Besch 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 398 more people named Besch 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 711 people named Besch in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 56% more people named Besch in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,109 people named Besch were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 125 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,536
  • 349 were children
  • 51%, or 140 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • 126 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 77 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • The most common mother tongue was German