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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 9,974 people named Gilliam in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Gilliam in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 10,597 people named Gilliam were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 863 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,146
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 99

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

  • 65 was born in foreign country
  • Most fathers originated from Virginia
  • They most commonly lived in Tennessee
  • 3% were first-generation Americans