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Find more Geiss 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 27 less people named Geiss 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 882 people named Geiss in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Geiss in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 855 people named Geiss were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 198 were children
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • For 422 females, Margaret was the most common name

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

  • They most commonly lived in Ohio
  • 298 were first-generation Americans
  • 108 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 34% were first-generation Americans