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Find more Powell 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 3,096 more people named Powell 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 102,764 people named Powell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Powell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 105,860 people named Powell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 53,080 females, Dorothy was the most common name
  • 20% reported their race as other than white
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 20,852 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 9% were first-generation Americans
  • 9,016 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940