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Find more Papers 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 36 more people named Papers 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 18 people named Papers in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 200% more people named Papers in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 54 people named Papers were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 93% rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 33 females, Lillian was the most common name
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week
  • The youngest was 3 and the oldest was 65

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 7% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 2 were born in foreign countries
  • 4 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 28% were first-generation Americans