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Find more Paynor 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 25 less people named Paynor 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 135 people named Paynor in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 19% less people named Paynor in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 110 people named Paynor were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6 women had paying jobs
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was Harold

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

  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 19 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 7 were first-generation Americans