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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 748 people named Penwell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% more people named Penwell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 850 people named Penwell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 35% were children
  • 53 women had paying jobs
  • 300 were children
  • The typical household was 3 people

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

  • They most commonly lived in Ohio
  • 26% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • 39 were first-generation Americans