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Find more Bowen 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 3,065 less people named Bowen 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 40,474 people named Bowen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Bowen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 37,409 people named Bowen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 17% of women had paying jobs
  • 6% were disabled
  • 11,747 were children
  • 3,416 reported their race as other than white

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

  • 7,281 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • They most commonly lived in California
  • 4,873 were first-generation Americans