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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 2,936 people named Hovey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% less people named Hovey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,487 people named Hovey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 45%, or 309 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • 23% of adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 166 were born in foreign countries
  • 422 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan
  • Most fathers originated from Norway