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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 148 people named Pettay in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% more people named Pettay in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 180 people named Pettay were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was attendant
  • 5 reported their race as other than white
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • 12 women had paying jobs

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

  • They most commonly lived in Oregon
  • 19 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Hungary
  • 21% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940