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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 44 people named Gorten in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 150% more people named Gorten in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 110 people named Gorten were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laundry worker
  • 108 rented out rooms to boarders
  • They typically took 6 weeks of vacation a year
  • 60%, or 15 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • They most commonly lived in West Virginia
  • 21 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 2 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from United States