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Find more Polter 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 287 more people named Polter 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 284 people named Polter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 101% more people named Polter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 571 people named Polter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 59 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,487
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 20% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 49 were born in foreign countries
  • 24% were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia