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Find more Howland 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 897 less people named Howland 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 6,479 people named Howland in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% less people named Howland in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,582 people named Howland were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 102 reported their race as other than white
  • 5,354 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 841 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian
  • Most mothers originated from Ohio