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Find more Pape 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 3,232 more people named Pape 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 4,204 people named Pape in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 77% more people named Pape in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,436 people named Pape were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,299 were children
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • The average annual income was $986
  • For 3,722 females, Dorothy was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 12% were born in foreign countries
  • 30% were first-generation Americans