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Find more Oswold 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 171 more people named Oswold 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 78 people named Oswold in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 219% more people named Oswold in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 249 people named Oswold were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 28% were children
  • For 119 females, Betty was the most common name
  • 55% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,724

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Norway
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • 24% were born in foreign countries