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Find more Bowes 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 25 less people named Bowes 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 2,732 people named Bowes in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Bowes in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,707 people named Bowes were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 124 reported their race as other than white
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 44% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,021
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 721 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from New York
  • 13% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada