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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 819 people named Bowan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 24% more people named Bowan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,015 people named Bowan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 97 reported their race as other than white
  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • Most common occupation was laborer

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Slavish
  • 110 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • They most commonly lived in Georgia