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Find more Dowell 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 1,060 more people named Dowell 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 6,513 people named Dowell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% more people named Dowell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,573 people named Dowell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 3,742 females, Mary was the most common name
  • The average annual income was $853
  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 812 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,351

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

  • 8% were first-generation Americans
  • 3% were born in foreign countries
  • 1,716 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 166 were born in foreign countries