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Find more Purdon 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 89 less people named Purdon 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 504 people named Purdon in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% less people named Purdon in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 415 people named Purdon were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 89
  • 29% of adults were unmarried
  • For 217 females, Anna was the most common name
  • Most common occupation was farmer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 139 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Scotland
  • 28% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan