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Find more Gaines 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 1,443 less people named Gaines 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 17,284 people named Gaines in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 8% less people named Gaines in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 15,841 people named Gaines were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 15,061 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 6% were disabled
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 2,325 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • Most fathers originated from Kentucky