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Find more Priestly 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 65 more people named Priestly 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 543 people named Priestly in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Priestly in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 608 people named Priestly were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 7% were disabled
  • 62 women had paying jobs
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 85
  • The average annual income was $886

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Danish
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 140 were first-generation Americans
  • 26% were first-generation Americans