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Find more Puryear 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 277 more people named Puryear 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 1,719 people named Puryear in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Puryear in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,996 people named Puryear were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 979 females, Annie was the most common name
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 24% reported their race as other than white
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 95

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

  • 3% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Swiss
  • 50 were first-generation Americans
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940