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Find more Payna 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 151 more people named Payna 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 14 people named Payna in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1079% more people named Payna in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 165 people named Payna were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 86 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 46 were children
  • 4 were disabled
  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was William

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

  • 5 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • Most fathers originated from Virginia
  • 14% were first-generation Americans