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Find more Phelan 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 358 less people named Phelan 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 6,187 people named Phelan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Phelan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,829 people named Phelan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • The average annual income was $1,276
  • 623 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,855
  • 1,473 were children

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

  • Most fathers originated from Irish Free State
  • 13% were born in foreign countries
  • 819 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York