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Find more Hernández 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 3,486 more people named Hernández 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 5,461 people named Hernández in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 64% more people named Hernández in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 8,947 people named Hernández were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 8,960 reported their race as other than white
  • 187 owned their homes, valued on average at $1,049
  • 77%, or 1,494 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was jornalero

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 31 was first-generation American
  • 4 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Puerto Rico
  • Most immigrants originated from España