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Find more Gerst 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 185 more people named Gerst 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 938 people named Gerst in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% more people named Gerst in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,123 people named Gerst were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • On average men worked 42 hours a week
  • 4% were disabled
  • 137 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,916

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 138 were born in foreign countries
  • 32% were first-generation Americans