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Find more Chesney 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 127 less people named Chesney 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 1,985 people named Chesney in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Chesney in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,858 people named Chesney were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,797 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 192 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,444
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 56 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Poland
  • 206 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was Slovak