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Find more Penman 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 26 more people named Penman 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 1,022 people named Penman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Penman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,048 people named Penman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 17% of women had paying jobs
  • 112 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,937
  • 4% were disabled
  • 296 were children

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

  • 153 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 192 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Scottish
  • They most commonly lived in Kentucky