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Find more Gentz 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 132 more people named Gentz 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 728 people named Gentz in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 18% more people named Gentz in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 860 people named Gentz were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 52 women had paying jobs
  • 244 were children
  • 1% reported their race as other than white
  • Most common occupation was farming

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

  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 258 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Germany