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Find more Pruden 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 126 less people named Pruden 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 1,406 people named Pruden in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Pruden in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,280 people named Pruden were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 90
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • For 610 females, Ruth was the most common name

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

  • 122 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • They most commonly lived in New Jersey
  • 9% were first-generation Americans