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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 110 people named Purson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 452% more people named Purson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 607 people named Purson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 18% reported their race as other than white
  • 52 women had paying jobs
  • 17% of women had paying jobs

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 12 were first-generation Americans
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 5 were born in foreign countries