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Find more Payner 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 438 more people named Payner 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 152 people named Payner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 288% more people named Payner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 590 people named Payner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 566 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The typical household was 2 people
  • 3% were disabled
  • 61 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,651

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • The most common mother tongue was Armenian
  • 120 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940