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Find more Gerdes 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 48 less people named Gerdes 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 2,978 people named Gerdes in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Gerdes in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,930 people named Gerdes were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 381 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,033
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 1% reported their race as other than white
  • 49%, or 379 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 435 were born in foreign countries
  • 41% were first-generation Americans
  • 1,207 were first-generation Americans
  • 15% were born in foreign countries