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Find more Paton 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 219 less people named Paton 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 2,094 people named Paton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% less people named Paton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,875 people named Paton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 8% reported their race as other than white
  • For 955 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 39% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,206

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 509 were first-generation Americans
  • 24% were first-generation Americans
  • 25% were born in foreign countries