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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 53 people named Fontenet in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 168% more people named Fontenet in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 142 people named Fontenet were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 14 women had paying jobs
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 20% of women had paying jobs
  • 91 reported their race as other than white

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

  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • Most mothers originated from Louisiana
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 26% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940