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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 235 people named Pethel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Pethel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 272 people named Pethel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 263 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 27 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,010
  • 3% were disabled
  • 5 were disabled

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Yugoslavia
  • 3 was born in foreign country
  • The most common mother tongue was Armenian
  • Most fathers originated from West Virginia