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Find more Groves 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 414 less people named Groves 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 14,141 people named Groves in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% less people named Groves in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 13,727 people named Groves were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 6,881 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 13,194 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • 31% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 452 were born in foreign countries
  • 2,522 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois