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Find more Pakkala 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 23 more people named Pakkala 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 116 people named Pakkala in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% more people named Pakkala in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 139 people named Pakkala were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 25% were children
  • For 66 females, Lillian was the most common name
  • 5 were disabled
  • 24 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,304

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

  • Most mothers originated from Finland
  • 42% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Finnish
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan