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Find more Payton 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 870 more people named Payton 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 8,610 people named Payton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Payton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 9,480 people named Payton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 746 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,245
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 33% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,245
  • 63%, or 1,416 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 212 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 2% were born in foreign countries
  • 713 were first-generation Americans