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Find more Downie 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 83 less people named Downie 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 1,338 people named Downie in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Downie in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,255 people named Downie were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 53 were disabled
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 23% of adults were unmarried
  • 44% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,822

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was Dortryane Portuguese
  • Most immigrants originated from Scotland
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 26% were born in foreign countries