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Find more Hell 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 2,999 more people named Hell 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 528 people named Hell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 568% more people named Hell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,527 people named Hell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 29% were children
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 20% reported their race as other than white
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from New York
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • 143 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany