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Find more Townsel 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 30 less people named Townsel 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 341 people named Townsel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Townsel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 311 people named Townsel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 300 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was farm laborer
  • On average men worked 39 hours a week
  • 9 owned their homes, valued on average at $704

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 78 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Alabama
  • Most fathers originated from North Carolina
  • 5 was first-generation American