Immigrant Groups

Armenia

From the late 1800s to the outbreak of World War I in 1914, over 50,000 Armenians emigrated to North America. Most were...

Brazil

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Cambodia

The first significant wave of Cambodian refugees emigrated to the U.S. in 1975. Roughly 158,000...

Eastern Europe

After a pause in European immigration during the U.S. Civil War, more than 20 million immigrants arrived...

French-Speaking Canada

In the 1860s, waves of French Canadians started a migration to New England. In only forty years...

Ghana

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Greece

Before 1880, a small number of Greek immigrants lived in New England. However, between 1880 and 1925...

India

The first significant period of modern migration from Indian began in 1965. The second...

Iran

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Iraq

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Ireland

About 33 million people—10.1 percent of the total population — living in the U.S. self-identify as being of Irish ancestry...

Native American

In the 1600s, two Native settlements existed within the limits of what is today Lowell: Pawtucket and Wamesit...

Nigeria

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Poland

From the early 1800s to the beginning of World War II, approximately five million Polish people came to the U.S. The U.S. Immigration...

Portugal

In the late 19th and early 20th century, thousand of Portuguese immigrants poured into New England mill cities. In 1900...

Syria

The movement of Syrian and Lebanese migrants to the U.S. began as a trickle. Between 1869...

Vietnam

Lowell, MA is home to approximately 125,000 people, with roughly one quarter of them from Asian countries. In 1970s...