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Find more Payne 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 2,677 more people named Payne 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 66,596 people named Payne in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Payne in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 69,273 people named Payne were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 105
  • 56%, or 9,577 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,731

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 5,533 were first-generation Americans
  • 1,948 were born in foreign countries
  • 14,026 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 3% were born in foreign countries