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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 150 people named Giess in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 59% more people named Giess in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 239 people named Giess were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • 28% were children
  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was farmer

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

  • 48 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania