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Find more Portwood 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 38 more people named Portwood 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 1,113 people named Portwood in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Portwood in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,151 people named Portwood were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 52%, or 147 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 14% of women had paying jobs
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 141 adults were unmarried

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

  • 14 was born in foreign country
  • 269 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • Most mothers originated from Indiana