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Find more Carpenter 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 2,345 less people named Carpenter 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 67,129 people named Carpenter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Carpenter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 64,784 people named Carpenter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 7% reported their race as other than white
  • 52%, or 8,462 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 4,236 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 6,785 were first-generation Americans
  • 1,726 were born in foreign countries
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940