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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 1,728 people named Plowman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Plowman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,697 people named Plowman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 93
  • 1,657 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 208 adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 12% were first-generation Americans
  • 382 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from North Carolina
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany