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Find more Painter 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 243 more people named Painter 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 12,687 people named Painter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% more people named Painter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 12,930 people named Painter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 6,471 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 1,457 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,429
  • 12,493 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 52%, or 1,661 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • 267 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 2,711 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940