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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 227 people named Pells in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% more people named Pells in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 262 people named Pells were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 29 women had paying jobs
  • For 135 females, Frances was the most common name
  • 54%, or 38 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 36 adults were unmarried

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

  • 11% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 20% were first-generation Americans
  • 25 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from England