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Find more Petty 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 693 more people named Petty 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 16,751 people named Petty in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Petty in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,444 people named Petty were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 37% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,381
  • For 8,718 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 677 were disabled
  • The average annual income was $802

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 2% were born in foreign countries
  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Tennessee
  • Most mothers originated from Tennessee