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Find more Papke 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 57 less people named Papke 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 958 people named Papke in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Papke in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 901 people named Papke were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 133 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,359
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 90
  • 22% of adults were unmarried
  • For 452 females, Emma was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 142 were born in foreign countries
  • 426 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Wisconsin
  • 44% were first-generation Americans