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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 178 people named Hovel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 23% more people named Hovel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 219 people named Hovel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 55% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,163
  • They typically took 6 weeks of vacation a year
  • 5% were disabled
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 89

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 11% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian
  • 73 were first-generation Americans