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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 166 people named Gaffner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Gaffner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 162 people named Gaffner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • The average annual income was $1,068
  • 157 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 79 females, Ann was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • 10% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Poland
  • 36% were first-generation Americans