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Find more Pettit 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 397 less people named Pettit 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 8,900 people named Pettit in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Pettit in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 8,503 people named Pettit were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 50%, or 1,084 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 8,215 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 6% were disabled
  • For 4,238 females, Margaret was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 338 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • The most common mother tongue was Mexican
  • 13% were first-generation Americans