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Find more Presnell 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 176 more people named Presnell 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 1,463 people named Presnell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Presnell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,639 people named Presnell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 49%, or 175 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • They typically took 11 weeks of vacation a year
  • 13% of women had paying jobs

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

  • 9 was born in foreign country
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • 259 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940