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Find more Petrella 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 315 more people named Petrella 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 589 people named Petrella in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 53% more people named Petrella in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 904 people named Petrella were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 352 were children
  • They typically took 12 weeks of vacation a year
  • 73 women had paying jobs
  • 39% were children

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most immigrants originated from Italy
  • 6% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Italy