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Find more Purks 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 87 more people named Purks 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 237 people named Purks in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 37% more people named Purks in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 324 people named Purks were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 311 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 156 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 45 adults were unmarried
  • 21 women had paying jobs

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

  • 61 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 7 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Virginia
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940