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Find more Gent 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 102 more people named Gent 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 1,068 people named Gent in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Gent in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,170 people named Gent were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • For 592 females, Alice was the most common name
  • 113 women had paying jobs
  • 32% were children
  • 43% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,065

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 22% were first-generation Americans
  • 17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 8% were born in foreign countries