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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 870 people named Gayton in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 59% more people named Gayton in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,379 people named Gayton were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 24% reported their race as other than white
  • 61%, or 187 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 5% were disabled
  • 110 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,124

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

  • 216 were first-generation Americans
  • 144 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Spanish
  • Most mothers originated from Mississippi