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Find more Preus 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 6 more people named Preus 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 110 people named Preus in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Preus in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 116 people named Preus were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 57 females, Rose was the most common name
  • 95% rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 40 hours a week
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Herman

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 22 were born in foreign countries
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 37 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany