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Find more Dowen 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 151 more people named Dowen 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 244 people named Dowen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 62% more people named Dowen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 395 people named Dowen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 90
  • 379 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 6% were disabled
  • The average annual income was $1,099

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 15% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • The most common mother tongue was Welsh
  • 6% were born in foreign countries