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Find more Petterson 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 786 more people named Petterson 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 4,677 people named Petterson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% more people named Petterson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,463 people named Petterson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 227 were disabled
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 792 reported their race as other than white
  • 20% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from South Carolina
  • 31% were first-generation Americans
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from South Carolina