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Find more Peary 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 561 more people named Peary 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 832 people named Peary in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 67% more people named Peary in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,393 people named Peary were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 129 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,146
  • 212 adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 57%, or 193 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 34 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Alabama
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 4% were born in foreign countries