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Find more Garvey 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 1,620 less people named Garvey 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 6,531 people named Garvey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% less people named Garvey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,911 people named Garvey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 52% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 4,687 rented out rooms to boarders
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 25% of women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 35% were first-generation Americans
  • 585 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • 12% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940