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Find more Owsley 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 246 more people named Owsley 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 Owsley in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Owsley in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,584 people named Owsley were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 198 adults were unmarried
  • 34% were children
  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 53%, or 216 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • 336 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 19 was born in foreign country
  • They most commonly lived in Missouri