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Find more Bessett 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 335 more people named Bessett 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 332 people named Bessett in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 101% more people named Bessett in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 667 people named Bessett were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 640 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 4% reported their race as other than white
  • 5% were disabled
  • 24 were disabled

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

  • 111 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 99 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • 38 were born in foreign countries