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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 16,363 people named Mcgowan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Mcgowan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 15,421 people named Mcgowan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21% of women had paying jobs
  • 60%, or 2,251 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 10% reported their race as other than white

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

  • 2,366 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1,802 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 4,159 were first-generation Americans