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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 507 people named Purviance in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Purviance in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 451 people named Purviance were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was Frank
  • They typically took 6 weeks of vacation a year
  • 93 adults were unmarried
  • 14% of women had paying jobs

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

  • 6% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Korea
  • Most mothers originated from Ohio
  • 24% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940