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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 130 people named Houdyshell in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 60% more people named Houdyshell in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 208 people named Houdyshell were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 14 weeks of vacation a year
  • 28% of adults were unmarried
  • Although 48% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 31 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,290

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Sweden
  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • 1 was born in foreign country