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Find more Downell 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 72 more people named Downell 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 36 people named Downell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 200% more people named Downell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 108 people named Downell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 48%, or 13 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • 6 were disabled
  • 44% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,579

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Tennessee
  • 3% were born in foreign countries
  • 21 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940