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Find more Porretta 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 10 less people named Porretta 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 125 people named Porretta in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Porretta in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 115 people named Porretta were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was Anthony
  • Most common occupation was shoemaker
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • 44% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,768

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

  • 62% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 7% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 44 were born in foreign countries