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Find more Kess 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 415 more people named Kess 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 373 people named Kess in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 111% more people named Kess in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 788 people named Kess were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 140 adults were unmarried
  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 93 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,074
  • Most common occupation was laborer

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

  • Most mothers originated from Maryland
  • 96 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 93 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York