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Find more Goodspeed 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 67 less people named Goodspeed 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 1,335 people named Goodspeed in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Goodspeed in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,268 people named Goodspeed were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was William
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 93
  • 45%, or 148 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 181 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,557

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 13% were first-generation Americans
  • 175 were first-generation Americans
  • 34 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Michigan