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Find more Gerald 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 863 more people named Gerald 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 2,068 people named Gerald in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 42% more people named Gerald in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,931 people named Gerald were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 809 reported their race as other than white
  • The typical household was 2 people
  • 28% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was laborer

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 215 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Louisiana
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Louisiana