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Find more Boatman 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 363 less people named Boatman 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 2,586 people named Boatman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% less people named Boatman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,223 people named Boatman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2,163 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • 94 were disabled
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 494 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was El
  • Most mothers originated from Mississippi
  • 7% were first-generation Americans