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Find more Pele 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 149 more people named Pele 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 109 people named Pele in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 137% more people named Pele in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 258 people named Pele were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Joseph
  • 27 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,669

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

  • 19 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Austria
  • 36% were first-generation Americans
  • 25 were born in foreign countries