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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 73 people named Geffken in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 81% more people named Geffken in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 132 people named Geffken were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 98% rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 65 females, Mary was the most common name
  • 20% of women had paying jobs
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was Albert

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

  • 27 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 49% were first-generation Americans
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany