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Find more Chow 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 85 more people named Chow 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 778 people named Chow in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Chow in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 863 people named Chow were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 89% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was cook
  • 790 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 287 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 300 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • Most immigrants originated from China
  • Most fathers originated from California