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Find more Polen 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 44 less people named Polen 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 1,077 people named Polen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Polen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,033 people named Polen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 335 were children
  • For 489 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 51%, or 136 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • 15% were first-generation Americans
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 104 were born in foreign countries