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For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 232 more
named Gilleland in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.
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There were 1,170 people named Gilleland in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 20% more
in the United States. What was life like for them?
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In 1940, 1,402 people
named Gilleland were living in the United States. In a snapshot:
On average men worked 44 hours a week
51 were disabled
43% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,326
97% rented out rooms to boarders
Learn where they came from and where they went.
As Gilleland families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:
369 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
Most fathers originated from Georgia
2% were born in foreign countries
26% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940