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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 37 people named Petten in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 314% more people named Petten in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 153 people named Petten were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 28 adults were unmarried
  • On average men worked 47 hours a week
  • 15% reported their race as other than white
  • 43 were children

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

  • Most mothers originated from Wisconsin
  • Most immigrants originated from Newfoundland
  • 4 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in New York