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Find more Purkey 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 68 more people named Purkey 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 927 people named Purkey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% more people named Purkey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 995 people named Purkey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 65 women had paying jobs
  • 46% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,304

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

  • 207 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 6% were first-generation Americans
  • 21% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1% were born in foreign countries