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Find more Patter 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 7,451 more people named Patter 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 2,688 people named Patter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 277% more people named Patter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 10,139 people named Patter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • For 5,127 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 3,218 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Tennessee
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New York