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Find more Peay 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 21 less people named Peay 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 1,291 people named Peay in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Peay in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,270 people named Peay were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 20% of women had paying jobs
  • 38% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,121
  • For 639 females, Annie was the most common name
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Robert

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

  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1% were born in foreign countries
  • 5% were first-generation Americans
  • 179 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940