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Find more Woodward 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 339 more people named Woodward 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 23,693 people named Woodward in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% more person named Woodward in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 24,032 people named Woodward were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 51%, or 3,244 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The average annual income was $1,072
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 2,139 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 910 were born in foreign countries
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940