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Find more Lew 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 704 more people named Lew 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 1,720 people named Lew in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 41% more people named Lew in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,424 people named Lew were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27% of adults were unmarried
  • 28% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,686
  • On average men worked 46 hours a week
  • 669 were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most mothers originated from China
  • 34% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from China
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois