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Find more Gillman 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 426 more people named Gillman 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 2,460 people named Gillman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% more people named Gillman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,886 people named Gillman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 18% of women had paying jobs
  • 10% reported their race as other than white
  • 849 were children
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 498 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 667 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia