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Find more Pettus 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 529 less people named Pettus 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 2,170 people named Pettus in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 24% less people named Pettus in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,641 people named Pettus were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was operator
  • 153 women had paying jobs
  • 32% reported their race as other than white
  • 36% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,813

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

  • They most commonly lived in Virginia
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 113 were first-generation Americans
  • 2% were born in foreign countries