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Find more Polite 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 34 less people named Polite 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 1,321 people named Polite in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Polite in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,287 people named Polite were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 194 women had paying jobs
  • They typically took 12 weeks of vacation a year
  • 1,022 reported their race as other than white
  • 50 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,188

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Italy
  • 56 were born in foreign countries
  • 4% were born in foreign countries