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Find more Pater 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 559 more people named Pater 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 687 people named Pater in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 81% more people named Pater in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,246 people named Pater were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 25% of adults were unmarried
  • 13% reported their race as other than white
  • 31 were disabled
  • The average annual income was $901

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from Ohio
  • 245 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Dutch
  • 21% were born in foreign countries