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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 528 people named Purington in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Purington in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 504 people named Purington were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 81 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,701
  • 10% were disabled
  • For 263 females, Anna was the most common name
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders

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

  • 16 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Armenian
  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • 61 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940