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Find more Gelder 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 50 less people named Gelder 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 427 people named Gelder in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Gelder in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 377 people named Gelder were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 17% of women had paying jobs
  • 51%, or 55 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 54% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 17 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 16% were born in foreign countries
  • 35% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish