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Find more Gayer 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 342 more people named Gayer 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 781 people named Gayer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 44% more people named Gayer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,123 people named Gayer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 51%, or 156 people, lived in homes they rented
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 1,078 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 123 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Ohio
  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • 152 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940