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Find more Poitras 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 43 less people named Poitras 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 495 people named Poitras in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Poitras in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 452 people named Poitras were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 30% of adults were unmarried
  • 92 adults were unmarried
  • For 212 females, Amanda was the most common name
  • 23% of women had paying jobs

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

  • Most mothers originated from Massachusetts
  • 50% were first-generation Americans
  • 37 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 149 were born in foreign countries