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Find more Meadows 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 505 more people named Meadows 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 18,069 people named Meadows in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Meadows in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 18,574 people named Meadows were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 2,281 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Alabama
  • 3,812 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 4% were first-generation Americans
  • 753 were first-generation Americans