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Find more Peter 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 1,581 more people named Peter 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 6,014 people named Peter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 26% more people named Peter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,595 people named Peter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 3,689 females, Anna was the most common name
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 49%, or 928 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 2,116 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,396 were born in foreign countries
  • 1,139 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 2,007 were first-generation Americans