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Find more Besse 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 10 less people named Besse 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 1,065 people named Besse in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Besse in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,055 people named Besse were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 95
  • 23 reported their race as other than white
  • 47% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,016

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Ohio
  • 212 were first-generation Americans
  • 10% were born in foreign countries
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940