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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 917 people named Penson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 23% more people named Penson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,130 people named Penson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 40 were disabled
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • For 556 females, Mary was the most common name

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • 219 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Texas
  • 8% were first-generation Americans