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Find more Gillespie 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 1,124 less people named Gillespie 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 18,966 people named Gillespie in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Gillespie in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17,842 people named Gillespie were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 24% of adults were unmarried
  • 646 were disabled
  • 3,007 adults were unmarried
  • The typical household was 3 people

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

  • Most fathers originated from Pennsylvania
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 17% were first-generation Americans