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Find more Knowles 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 502 less people named Knowles 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 14,134 people named Knowles in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Knowles in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 13,632 people named Knowles were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 1,651 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,297
  • 47% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,297
  • 564 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Georgia
  • 1,202 were born in foreign countries
  • 8% were born in foreign countries
  • 2,392 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940