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Find more Gaston 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 506 less people named Gaston 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 8,585 people named Gaston in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Gaston in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 8,079 people named Gaston were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 7,716 rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • 6% were disabled
  • 2,602 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 1,564 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Ireland
  • The most common mother tongue was Russian
  • 19% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940