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Find more Gilchrest 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 110 more people named Gilchrest 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 377 people named Gilchrest in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 29% more people named Gilchrest in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 487 people named Gilchrest were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 89 adults were unmarried
  • 5% were disabled
  • On average men worked 41 hours a week
  • 58%, or 71 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • Most mothers originated from North Carolina
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 5% were born in foreign countries