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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 2,957 people named Pettis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Pettis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,696 people named Pettis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 106 were disabled
  • 32% were children
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • Most mothers originated from Mississippi
  • They most commonly lived in Florida
  • 566 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940