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Find more Gaffney 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 870 less people named Gaffney 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 7,426 people named Gaffney in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Gaffney in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 6,556 people named Gaffney were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 3,427 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 6,255 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,091
  • 59%, or 956 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 33% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • 11% were born in foreign countries
  • 793 were born in foreign countries