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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 5,689 people named Fontenot in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% more people named Fontenot in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,846 people named Fontenot were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 118
  • The average annual income was $436
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 63%, or 1,030 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 7 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Louisiana
  • The most common mother tongue was Louisiana